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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

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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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Liam Lynch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... JB
Kyle Gass ... KG
JR Reed ... Lee
Ronnie James Dio ... Dio
Paul F. Tompkins ... Open Mic Host
Troy Gentile ... Lil' JB
Ned Bellamy ... Security Guard
Fred Armisen ... Security Guard
Kirk Ward ... Car Chase Cop / Gang Leader
Amy Poehler ... Truck Stop Waitress
Tim Robbins ... The Stranger
Dave Grohl ... Satan
Ben Stiller ... Guitar Center Guy
Lara Everly ... Girl
Brittany Eldridge Brittany Eldridge ... Girl
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Storyline

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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USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dando la nota See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,234,879, 24 November 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,319,186, 31 December 2006
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the card's images in the opening sequence is "The Hermit" from the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, which was also used as the inner gatefold image of Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album. See more »

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During the car chase scene, whenever the camera is zoomed in on JB, the guitar on the left is lying on its back. However, when they are both in view, the guitar is lying on its front. See more »

Quotes

[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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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 preview
7 November 2006 | by greatfox-1See 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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