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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


An epic quest. A magical guitar pick. A chance to put the D in Destiny. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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?


When KG and JB go to the open mic night for the first time Gregg Turkington is being escorted offstage. He is their opening act for their current tour, which features music from the soundtrack. See more »


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 »


[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 »


References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »


Written by Jack Black, Kyle Gass and Liam Lynch
Performed by Tenacious D featuring Meat Loaf and Ronnie James Dio
Meat Loaf appears courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group Inc. and Mercury Records Limited
Tenacious D appears courtesy of Epic Records
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User Reviews

Best Movie Ever
25 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a HUGE Tenacious D fan, and I think this is not the funniest movie in the world, but the most entertaining. It's not laugh-a-minute but that's not what the D intended it to be. I went into the movie seeing all the HBO shows, memorized both albums, and that made it even more enjoyable. Plenty of inside jokes from past Tenacious D albums, and HBO shows. Since I knew the new album already, I knew 40 minutes of the movie because it is a musical comedy. I would say it has the best first 5 minutes of any movie and the best last 5 minutes of any movie. Hands Down.

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