Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

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In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers -- a magical guitar pick housed in a rock-and-roll museum some 300 miles away.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.7/10 (46,357 voted)

Critic's Score: 55/100

Director: Liam Lynch

Stars: Jack Black, Kyle Gass, JR Reed

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...

Writers: Jack Black, Kyle Gass

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
David Grohl - Satan (as Dave Grohl)
Ben Stiller - Guitar Center Guy
Lara Everly - Girl
Brittany Eldridge - Girl

Taglines: The greatest motion picture of all time.


Official Website: New Line Cinema [United States] | Official site |

Release Date: 22 November 2006

Filming Locations: Kernville, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $3,234,879 (USA) (24 November 2006) (1919 Screens)

Gross: $8,319,186 (USA) (31 December 2006)

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Did You Know?

Scott Aukerman and BJ Porter wrote a draft in the early 2000's which was eventually discarded.

Revealing mistakes: When KG and JB are driving, especially during the chase scene, it is very obvious that the car is on a trailer and being towed and not actually being driven. When the background shows that the car is pulling over to the curb, or turning, the wheel stays straight and does not rotate.

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

User Review

Pick of Destiny Is So hilarious, it hurts!

Rating: 9/10

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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