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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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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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Dando la nota  »

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$3,234,879 (USA) (24 November 2006)

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$8,319,186 (USA) (31 December 2006)
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Being named after a native tribe, there are five towns in the US called Kickapoo in Louisiana, Kansas, Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois, and 5 townships named Kickapoo in Louisiana, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma and North Dakota, however the Missouri town depicted in the film is considered to be a fictional one. See more »

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Most scenes involving the playing of guitar are unsynced. The most noticeable is the "Beezleboss (Final Showdown)" scene when Kage starts playing the audio has changes in the guitar chords, but KG's hands aren't moving at all. See more »

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[first lines]
JB: Ready, Kage?
KG: Ready.
JB: Let's do this. Fatty.
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References Dig Dug (1982) See more »

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Written by Kyle Gass, JR Reed (as Jason Reed), John S. Konesky (as John Konesky),
John Spiker and Chris D'Arenzo
Performed by Trainwreck
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Takes The D To The Next Level And Succeeds (It Will Rock Your Socks Off)!!!
9 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw The D's new film tonight at a special advance screening, and I was so blown away by its sheer greatness that I felt I had to come onto IMDb and get the word out. Admittedly, I was already a huge fan of the D's work - I loved the HBO series and listen to their music weekly (there's nothing better to sing along to), but this appreciation actually made me more apprehensive going into to tonight's screening (for we've all been disappointed one time or another by something we love when it attempted to make the jump to the big screen). With Tenacious D's "The Pick of Destiny," this is not the case.

Simply put, this film rocks harder than anything I've seen and is funnier and more majestic than anything Peter Jackson, Pixar, and Will Ferrell together could produce. It tells the story of the D before we came to know them, setting up intriguing histories of Kage and Jables' upbringings, their comings together, and how they were inspired to write songs about such things as Lee, Sasquatch, and Dio. Most importantly, they reveal the true inspiration to the Greatest Song In The World, "Tribute," and how it came to be (which is different than the HBO Series' version). After you've witnessed it you probably won't be able to remember it (hence the Tribute), but your mind forever be changes by its genius.

I don't go out to movies very often anymore due to the high ticket price and the hassle of getting parking, paying outrageous concession prices, etc., but I usually make exceptions when it's starring someone I really love or concerning something of the the same variety. "The Pick of Destiny" was so good that I have no qualms going back to see it again when it releases nationwide, and I plan on convincing all of my friends to go, too. Last week we saw "Borat" and loved it, but this is honest to goodness TEN TIMES BETTER. For anyone who truly loves rock music and comedic brilliance, see this film. These guys' talent is so great you should have no hesitation supporting their cause. You will not be disappointed, and the Rock Lords will smile upon you favorably.


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