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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Music  |  22 November 2006 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Open Mic Host
Lil' JB
Security Guard
Security Guard
Car Chase Cop / Gang Leader
Truck Stop Waitress
Brittany Eldridge ...


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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Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dando la nota  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,234,879 (USA) (22 November 2006)


$8,319,186 (USA) (29 December 2006)

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Did You Know?


The symbols on the neck of the guitar KG gives JB (from bottom to top) are: a pentagram (point down); a cross; the infinity symbol; a crescent moon and the Star of David (on the same fret); the yin-yang; the equation for Albert Einstein's theory of relativity; a cannabis leaf; and the Eye of Providence (eye inside a triangle). The headstock has a crown inscribed with the word "ROCK." See more »


Before the fight over who uses the pick at the open mic contest KG says, "Jack wait!" to JB. See more »


[first lines]
JB: Ready, Kage?
KG: Ready.
JB: Let's do this. Fatty.
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Crazy Credits

Sasquatch Researcher............John C. Reilly See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Matthew Fox/Tenacious D (2006) See more »


Car Chase City
Written by Jack Black, Kyle Gass, John S. Konesky (as John Konesky),
John Spiker and John King
Performed by Tenacious D
Tenacious D appears courtesy of Epic Records
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Tenacious D: In The Greatest Motion Picture of All Time
24 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tenacious D: in The Pick of Destiny tells the fictional tale of the formation of the band Tenacious D and their quest to find the Pick of Destiny, a guitar pick with supernatural powers made from the tooth of Satan himself (played by Dave Grohl). JB (Jack Black) and KG (Kyle Gass), joined together by fate, must travel to the Rock N' Roll Museum and steal the Pick of Destiny to become the greatest band on earth. The movie is hilarious and delivers non-stop laughs. Jack Black and Kyle Gass work perfectly together, having been real life friends and co-workers for over 20 years. The film is in part, a musical. All (or most) of the music was written and performed by The D. All of the songs are new material and many of them are classic. The soundtrack is definitely worth checking out. This film will be mostly appreciated by fans of Tenacious D, but if you are not a fan of The D, I still think you will enjoy the movie. If you are a fan of the D, then you must see this movie. The acting isn't as bad as you may think, and the laughs and crudeness never stop coming. I highly recommend this movie to anyone looking to get their socks rocked off and laugh as hard as they have laughed in a long time. Look out for cameos by Dave Grohl, Ronnie James Dio, Meatloaf, Ben Stiller, Amy Poehler, Tim Robbins, John C. Reilly, and Neil Hamburger. Also, stay tuned for an extra scene after the credits.

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