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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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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)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Jables and Kage go to Lee's to ask to borrow his car, there is a joint attached to the door just under the peep hole. See more »


In the Boardwalk scene where Jables meets Kage, you can see a girl with a Mohawk and her friends pass by going in the same direction twice. 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 Brütal Legend (2009) 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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User Reviews

22 November 2006 | by (New York,NY USA) – 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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