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


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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)  »

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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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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 »

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When Lee is watching JB and KG on TV evading the police on TV, the TV station shows camera angles of the police chase that would have been impossible to get even with a helicopter. See more »

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[first lines]
JB: Ready, Kage?
KG: Ready.
JB: Let's do this. Fatty.
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Won't Get Fooled Again
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
Courtesy of Who Group / Trinifold Management
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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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