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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

To become the greatest band of all time, two slacker, wannabe-rockers set out on a quest to steal a legendary guitar pick that gives its holders incredible guitar skills, from a maximum security Rock and Roll museum.

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Cast

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Storyline

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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22 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dando la nota  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,234,879, 24 November 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,319,186, 31 December 2006
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Trivia

The "The Audience is Baking" "ad" at the start of the film is a parody of the THX Surround Sound "The Audience is Listening" ad campaign. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase scene, whenever the camera is zoomed in on JB, the guitar on the left is lying on its back. However, when they are both in view, the guitar is lying on its front. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
JB: Ready, Kage?
KG: Ready.
JB: Let's do this. Fatty.
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References Alice in Wonderland (1951) See more »

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The Quest
Based on "John Bartholomew Shredman"
Written by Kyle Gass, JR Reed (as Jason Reed), John S. Konesky (as John Konesky) and John Spiker
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Outstanding!
22 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie on a fluke.I was standing on 42nd street waiting for a bus to go home and a sister started passing out free tickets for a preview of this movie.I gave it a chance not expecting much.The promotional movie posters I've seen on the subway station walls do not give this film justice at all.

The movie is about a young rocker who goes on a journey to learn the craft and art of heavy metal.I'll leave it there.The movie is a heavy comedy and lot's of fun.If your are old enough to remember when Heavy Metal dominated the music scene in the eighties you are going to love this film.Jack Black is an amazingly talented comedian and actor and assuming he really wrote and performed the songs in this film he is also a talented musician.

Tenacious D is definitely worth a look!


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