Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Liam Lynch (2006)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Jack Black's twin careers as actor and rock musician merge in this fantastical tale of his band's humble beginnings and the search for the demonic guitar pick that will turn them into rock gods. He's joined in his quest by fellow Tenacious D band member Kyle Gass, and ropes in cameos from real-life rock gods Meat Loaf (as his dad), Ronnie James Dio (as his heavy metal muse) and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters (as Satan!). If those names mean nothing to you, then this is probably a movie to miss. But if they do, or if you're a Jack Black fan, then this may well float your boat. It's an over-the-top and endearingly self-indulgent slice of Spinal Tap-style self-mythologising that sadly, after a wildly funny start, rather runs out of comic steam.


A would-be rock star flees his repressive Christian father in search of stardom, teaming up with a laid-back guitarist along the way. However, for the duo to become the rock gods they are surely destined to be, they must find a magical guitar pick that gives its owner unprecedented musical prowess - a quest that leads them to a confrontation with Satan himself. Comedy, starring Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Meat Loaf, Dave Grohl, Tim Robbins, Ben Stiller and John C Reilly.

Cast & Crew

JB Jack Black
KG Kyle Gass
Lee Jason Reed
The stranger Tim Robbins
Satan David Grohl
Guitar centre guy Ben Stiller
Bud Black Meat Loaf
Sasquatch John C Reilly
Dio Ronnie James Dio
Director Liam Lynch
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentGuidance: Swearing, sexual references, drug abuse.Available on: DVDReleased on: 24 Nov 2006