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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... JB
... KG
... Lee
... Dio
... Open Mic Host
... Lil' JB
... Security Guard
... Security Guard
... Car Chase Cop / Gang Leader
... Truck Stop Waitress
... The Stranger
... Satan
... Guitar Center Guy
... Girl
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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22 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dando la nota  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$8,319,186, 31 December 2006
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Trivia

Some scenes from the movie are actually rewritten from the original HBO tv show. The scene with JB and KG at the open Mic night is the most recognizable because the first episode of the original show starts off with tenacious D playing the song "History". The same actors are also used for Lee and the open mic host in both scenes and Lee is wearing the same tenacious D rocks shirt as he does in the episode back in the 90s. See more »

Goofs

As Jack and Kyle are walking up the "Guitarway to Heaven" in the Rock Museum, they are at first walking completely in sync. Cut to a close-up of their feet, and they are out of sync. They are still walking directly next to each other, so it is not due to one of them changing their pace. In the next shot, they are once again in sync. When they reach the top of the stairs, out of sync again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
JB: Ready, Kage?
KG: Ready.
JB: Let's do this. Fatty.
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Sasquatch Researcher............John C. Reilly See more »

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Won't Get Fooled Again
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
Courtesy of Geffen Records / Polydor Ltd. (UK)
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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7 November 2006 | by 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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