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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

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In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers -- a magical guitar pick housed in a rock-and-roll museum some 300 miles away.

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JB
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KG
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Lee
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Dio
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Open Mic Host
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Lil' JB
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Security Guard
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Security Guard
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This is the story of a friendship that changes the course of rock history forever, of the fateful collision of minds between JB and KG that led to the creation of the precedent-shattering band Tenacious D, and of the two heroes' quest to find the fabled Guitar Pick Of Destiny... Written by Anonymous

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22 November 2006 (USA)  »

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Dando la nota  »

Box Office

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£922,574 (UK) (24 November 2006)

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$8,319,186 (USA) (29 December 2006)
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One of the card's images in the opening sequence is "The Hermit" from the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, which was also used on the back cover of Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album. See more »

Goofs

When JB meets KG playing the guitar on the street, JB is holding the guitar first in his hands but in the next shot it's on his back and again in the next shot he's holding the guitar in his hands but in the next shot he has the guitar on his back again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
JB: Ready, Kage?
KG: Ready.
JB: Let's do this. Fatty.
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Sasquatch Researcher............John C. Reilly See more »

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References Dig Dug (1982) See more »

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Written by Jack Black and Kyle Gass
Performed by Tenacious D
Tenacious D appears courtesy of Epic Records
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Takes The D To The Next Level And Succeeds (It Will Rock Your Socks Off)!!!
9 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw The D's new film tonight at a special advance screening, and I was so blown away by its sheer greatness that I felt I had to come onto IMDb and get the word out. Admittedly, I was already a huge fan of the D's work - I loved the HBO series and listen to their music weekly (there's nothing better to sing along to), but this appreciation actually made me more apprehensive going into to tonight's screening (for we've all been disappointed one time or another by something we love when it attempted to make the jump to the big screen). With Tenacious D's "The Pick of Destiny," this is not the case.

Simply put, this film rocks harder than anything I've seen and is funnier and more majestic than anything Peter Jackson, Pixar, and Will Ferrell together could produce. It tells the story of the D before we came to know them, setting up intriguing histories of Kage and Jables' upbringings, their comings together, and how they were inspired to write songs about such things as Lee, Sasquatch, and Dio. Most importantly, they reveal the true inspiration to the Greatest Song In The World, "Tribute," and how it came to be (which is different than the HBO Series' version). After you've witnessed it you probably won't be able to remember it (hence the Tribute), but your mind forever be changes by its genius.

I don't go out to movies very often anymore due to the high ticket price and the hassle of getting parking, paying outrageous concession prices, etc., but I usually make exceptions when it's starring someone I really love or concerning something of the the same variety. "The Pick of Destiny" was so good that I have no qualms going back to see it again when it releases nationwide, and I plan on convincing all of my friends to go, too. Last week we saw "Borat" and loved it, but this is honest to goodness TEN TIMES BETTER. For anyone who truly loves rock music and comedic brilliance, see this film. These guys' talent is so great you should have no hesitation supporting their cause. You will not be disappointed, and the Rock Lords will smile upon you favorably.


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