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Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006)

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (original title)
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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Taglines:

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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Trivia

When KG leaves the college party and he's walking down the steps, he gets hit in the head with a plastic cup. The guy who throws the cup is Colin Hanks, JB's costar from "Orange County" See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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

Sasquatch Researcher............John C. Reilly See more »

Connections

References D.A.R.Y.L. (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Adagio For Strings, Op. 11 - Agnus Dei
Composed by Samuel Barber
Performed by St. John's Episcopal Cathedral Choir
Courtesy of Delos International, Inc.
by arrangement with Source/Q
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Pick of Destiny Is So hilarious, it hurts!
27 October 2006 | by higfilm07See all my reviews

Just saw it at as closing film of Austin Film Festival. Going in, a had seen a few snippets of their act at Alamo Drafthouse, and thought the trailer was amusing but I wasn't expecting such an epic theme music and the use of tarot cards is genius in the title sequence. Watch out for cameos from Ben Stiller and Tim Robbins, and the dark lord himself (who has a fetish for KG). So much over-the-top fun and the songs are so catchy. The car chase was by far my favorite scene. I know this will earn cult status right away and win over some new Tenacious D fans, just like me. I hope this does well in the theaters. "Follow me, we are the shadows"


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USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,110,000, 26 November 2006

Gross USA:

$8,334,575

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,939,963
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1.85 : 1
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