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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Movie

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Summary:
When 10-year old Lil' JB serenades his ultra-conservative family with a rocking rendition of "Kickapoo," a song with lyrics that would make a sailor blush, his father unleashes his belt and shows him no mercy, tearing down all of his beloved rock posters. JB then implores Dio, one of his rock Gods, for guidance. Dio reassures him that he is on the right path but he must leave his stifling home environment and go to Hollywood to "find the secrets of his art." JB spends the next several years on the road stopping at numerous towns called Hollywood until he finally arrives in rock 'n roll Mecca--Hollywood, California. Strolling along the Venice boardwalk, he is enthralled by the music of KG, a troubadour playing Bach's "Bourrees in E Minor" on a classical guitar. Although his nave suggestion that they form a band together is rebuffed, JB joins in on KG's melody. To JB they are jam-ming; to KG, the neophyte is driving away his crowd. After the dust settles, a friendship is formed and a band is born. KG's funds having been cut off by his parents, the two are in desperate straits. Their only hope is to win Open Mic Night at Al's Bar. When their first performance is met with less than a stellar response, they determine that to win the contest they need to write a masterpiece. They soon realize this is much harder than they ever imagined. Then Fate intervenes: they notice that every cover photo in their collection of Rolling Stone magazines show all the great rockers using the same peculiar guitar pick. Racing to The Guitar Center to buy one, the store manager has an acute reaction when they show him the covers. Leading them to a private room, the ex-guitar tech turned rock historian tells them the history of The Pick of Destiny--the darkest secret in the history of rock. The Pick, he informs them, now resides in the Rock and Roll History Museum--an impenetrable fortress.

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Box Office Info:

Cast:
Jack Black (as JB )
Kyle Gass (as KG )
Jason Reed (as Lee )
Tim Robbins (as The Stranger )
Ben Stiller (as Guitar Store Dude )
John C. Reilly (as Sasquatch )
Cynthia Ettinger (as Jack's Mother )
Amy Poehler (as Truck Stop Waitress )
Brittany Eldridge (as Amy - Girl 2 )
Lara Everly (as Kelly - Girl 1 )
Melissa-Anne Davenport (as Stacy - Girl 3 )
Meat Loaf (as Jack's Father )
Troy Gentile (as Little JB )
David Koechner (as Surplus Store Clerk )
Ronnie James Dio (as Ronnie James Dio )

Directed By: Liam Lynch
Written By: Jack Black & Kyle Gass
Produced By: New Line Cinema

Release Date (US): November 22nd, 2006

Length of Movie: 1h 40min

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, sexual content and drug use

Budget: $

Opening Weekend: $5,212,156$

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Soundtrack

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Soundtrack
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1. Kickapoo
2. Classico
3. Baby
4. Destiny
5. History
6. The Government Totally Sucks
7. Master Exploder
8. The Divide
9. Papagenu (He's My Sassafrass)
10. Dude (I Totally Miss You)
11. Break In-City (Storm the Gate!)
12. Car Chase City
13. Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)
14. POD
15. The Metal

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