Leprechaun 3

Leprechaun 3 (also known as Leprechaun III and Leprechaun 3: In Las Vegas) is a 1995 American black comedy slasher film. It is the third installment and first direct-to-video entry in the Leprechaun series.

Leprechaun 3
Promotional poster
Directed byBrian Trenchard-Smith
Produced by
  • Mark Amin
  • Bill Berry
  • Jeff Geoffray
  • Walter Josten
  • Henry Seggerman
Written byDavid DuBos
Based onCharacters
by Mark Jones
Music byDennis Michael Tenney
CinematographyDavid Lewis
Edited byDaniel Duncan
Release date
  • June 27, 1995 (1995-06-27)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$2.5 million[1]


The film begins with the Leprechaun, having been changed into a statue by a magical medallion, being sold to a Las Vegas pawn shop. Assuming his original form when the clerk removes the medallion, the Leprechaun kills him and goes on a rampage through Las Vegas in search of one of his wish granting coins, which is passed from hand to hand. The Leprechaun is ultimately defeated by college student Scott McCoy (John Gatins) and Scott's new girlfriend Tammy Larsen (Lee Armstrong), who blast his gold with a flame-thrower, causing it to vanish and the Leprechaun to burst into flames.[2]



Vidmark released it direct-to-video on June 27, 1995.[3]


The film holds a 0% approval rating on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 5 reviews.[4] Leprechaun 3 went on to become the highest selling direct-to-video film of 1995.[5]

Warwick Davis later said the film was his favourite of the series, because he liked the humour in it. "I think it tapped into the potential of bringing a comedic element to it all. And Brian Trenchard-Smith, who directed that one, is an incredible director. He manages to get so much out of so little money, and that was what was great about working with him. He really got the humor."[6]


  1. Trenchard-Smith, Brian (11 August 2001). "HOLLYWOOD SURVIVOR". Daily Telegraph.
  2. Brian Trenchard-Smith (Director) (1995). Leprechaun 3 (DVD). United States: Trimark Pictures.
  3. Elleen Fitzpatrick (April 29, 1995). "Shelf Talk". Billboard. Vol. 107 no. 17. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  4. "Leprechaun 3 - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  5. Collis, Clark (August 25, 2014). "Shlocky charms: The crazy rise and 'terrifying' return of 'Leprechaun'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  6. Christopher Carle, "Interview with Warwick Davis", IGN Films, April 12, 2012 accessed February 8, 2013
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