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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)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene at the "Halfway House Cafe" is halfway into the movie See more »


At the end of the movie, where JB and KG are thinking of what song to record, the white pick in KG's guitar disappears and reappears as the angle changes. See more »


[first lines]
JB: Ready, Kage?
KG: Ready.
JB: Let's do this. Fatty.
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Crazy Credits

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Referenced in Brütal Legend (2009) See more »


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User Reviews

Tenacious D preview
7 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was able to see a preview of this movie through UCLA's pre-screening program, and let me tell you: THIS MOVIE IS UNBELIEVABLY GOOD!!!! I have seen many movies, but few have made me laugh so sincerely or talk about the movie afterward as much as this one. I had a decent respect for Tenacious D before seeing the movie, and now I am MAD about them. I will most definitely buy their album when it is released on the 14th and will see this movie again.

If you were on the fence about seeing this movie, GET OFF AND GO SEE IT!! It is worth the extremely expensive price of movie tickets these days, as you will surely bust a nut laughing during the whole thing.

Aside from the comedy, the glorious and divine music that flows from KG's guitar and JB's voice is awe inspiring. The audience is left in a stupor that such beautiful harmonies and amazing riffs can be created in conjunction with such ridiculous (and hilarious) lyrics. If for nothing other than the music itself, this movie is worth the price of admission.

With a wonderfully coherent storyline tying in almost all aspects of the traditional "D" history and hallmarks, great new songs, hilarious comedy, and some pretty awesome cameos, this movie ranks up there with the best! Go see it!!

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