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Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006)

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (original title)
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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 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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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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Crazy Credits

There is a post-credits scene. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Entrapment (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Sittin' Single
Written by John Yingst and Jan Peterson
Vocal by Scott Eversoll
Courtesy of MasterSource
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Takes The D To The Next Level And Succeeds (It Will Rock Your Socks Off)!!!
9 November 2006 | by hinfinitylSee 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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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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