The Luck of the Irish (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Luck of the Irish (2001)





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In this made-for-TV comic fantasy, a teenager finds he's going through some unexpected changes thanks to a little secret his folks have been keeping from him. Kyle Johnson (Ryan Merriman) is a typical American kid who likes girls, plays basketball, and does well with his schoolwork. But one day Kyle learns that his good luck isn't just an accident -- it seems Kyle's mother is actually a leprechaun, and much to Kyle's annoyance, he finds he's turning into one of the little people himself. Luck of the Irish also features Alexis Lopez, Glenndon Chatman, and Henry Gibson.

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Ryan Merriman
as Kyle Johnson
Glenndon Chatman
as Russell Holloway
Marita Geraghty
as Kate Johnson
Paul Kiernan
as Bob Johnson
Henry Gibson
as Reilly O'Reilly
Timothy Omundson
as Seamus McTiernan
Charles Halford
as McDermott
Thurl Bailey
as Mr. Holloway
Sandra Shotwell
as Science Teacher
Tom Jacobson
as O'Malley
Julio Arciniega
as Mr. Lopez
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Critic Reviews for The Luck of the Irish

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

The quirky script from Andrew Shepard Price and Mark Edward Edens, from a story by Price, is amiably directed by Paul Hoen; the cast is uniformly appealing, including Glenndon Chatman as Kyle's best pal.

September 10, 2019 | Full Review…

A movie very much of its time, there's no doubting The Luck of the Irish's good intentions... It's just the way these positive themes are executed that is the problem.

November 9, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Luck of the Irish


I always enjoyed the core story here, lots of Irish heritage around cookie cutter characters is always enough to entertain. Yet the dialogue is weak and sometimes corny, and the acting isn't very impressive.

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