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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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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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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$13,924,471
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DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Being named after a native tribe, there are five towns in the US called Kickapoo in Louisiana, Kansas, Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois, and 5 townships named Kickapoo in Louisiana, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma and North Dakota, however the Missouri town depicted in the film is considered to be a fictional one. See more »

Goofs

There is a typo on the DVD in the deleted scenes. It says "KB (not KG) shows JB Maximum Overthruster". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
JB: Ready, Kage?
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Outstanding!
22 November 2006 | by filmbuff1974See all my reviews

I saw this movie on a fluke.I was standing on 42nd street waiting for a bus to go home and a sister started passing out free tickets for a preview of this movie.I gave it a chance not expecting much.The promotional movie posters I've seen on the subway station walls do not give this film justice at all.

The movie is about a young rocker who goes on a journey to learn the craft and art of heavy metal.I'll leave it there.The movie is a heavy comedy and lot's of fun.If your are old enough to remember when Heavy Metal dominated the music scene in the eighties you are going to love this film.Jack Black is an amazingly talented comedian and actor and assuming he really wrote and performed the songs in this film he is also a talented musician.

Tenacious D is definitely worth a look!


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