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Eddie Riggs (Jack Black), a roadie, is transported to a fantasy world inspired by the artwork of heavy metal album covers, and becomes the world's savior, leading the down-trodden humans against a range of supernatural overlords.

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Tim Schafer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... Eddie Riggs (voice)
Jennifer Hale ... Ophelia (voice)
Zach Hanks Zach Hanks ... Lars Halford / Glamhogs (voice)
Kath Soucie ... Lita Halford (voice)
Alex Fernandez ... Mangus / Air Corpse (voice)
Tim Curry ... Doviculus (voice)
Rob Halford ... General Lionwhyte / The Baron (voice)
Lemmy ... The Kill Master (voice) (as Lemmy Kilmister)
Ozzy Osbourne ... The Guardian of Metal / Dadbat (voice)
Lita Ford ... Rima (voice)
Kyle Gass ... Kage the Kannonier (voice)
Steve Agee ... Skull Raker (voice)
Brian Posehn ... Hunter (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Fletus / Warfathers (voice)
Corey Burton ... Narrator (voice)
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Eddie Riggs (Jack Black), a roadie, is transported to a fantasy world inspired by the artwork of heavy metal album covers, and becomes the world's savior, leading the down-trodden humans against a range of supernatural overlords.

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Release Date:

13 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brütal Legend See more »

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Quotes

Eddie Riggs: How about this? How about you take off your fucking diaper, lay down your little baby foofoo, get in the bus and go do your fucking job!
Mangus: Dude, not cool! I wear this thing so I don't have to stop the bus to take a leak.
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Soundtracks

Master Exploder
Written by Jack Black and Kyle Gass
Performed by Tenacious D
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The hour of rock is upon us!
8 June 2015 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

"Brutal Legend" has plenty going for it in both charm and the imagination put into its creation. I now know what a Tim Schafer game is, and he's got my attention in the future. And casting Jack Black as the lead character was a stroke of genius. In the right doses (i.e. this game), he's very likable, and the guy's woven into the very fabric of the whole thing. He makes Eddie Riggs a memorable character. And you can tell what kind of love letter this is to heavy metal just from the game design; this world looks like you've just been grabbed into some of those wicked '80s album covers. It's great fantasy.

And it's mostly a fun game, definitely worth a play for pretty much anyone. I didn't expect to be commanding armies into battle - which, while a cool idea on paper, became repetitive and not at all my cup of tea. I was much more at home tearing through the metal landscape in the hot rod and tearing through bodies with the axe. If not for the actual setting up of merch booths and controlling the head-banging forces, this would be an all-around winner.

6/10


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