Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny

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Red Hour Films Released 2006

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Director:
Liam Lynch
Released:
2006
Rating:
R

The film is the origin story of the band, Tenacious D, formerly an HBO series. Jack Black leaves his family at a young age to become a rock star in Hollywood. Once there, he meets up with a legendary guitar player named Kyle Gass and together they form Tenacious D. Jack Black finds out that every legendary musical act in history used the same guitar pick and travels to a guitar store to find out more. A guitar expert tells Tenacious D about the pick of destiny which is actually Satan's tooth and gives the possessor the power to rock hard. The duo go on an adventure to find the pick and end up becoming wonderful friends in the process. Although not a commercial success, the film has picked up a cult following for its brand of unique humor.

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  • 60

    Variety Brian Lowry

    Not surprisingly, the pic struggles at times to flesh out even its relatively brief 90-odd-minute duration, but it delivers some genuine if generally low-brow laughs along the way.

  • 50

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    As it wobbles from one episode to the next, The Pick of Destiny is a garish mess, and some of it feels padded. But it has enough jokes to keep you smiling, and the spirit Mr. Black...

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    Not only screams out to be a midnight movie, but one in need of, shall we say, an herbal supplement, and we aren't talking ginkgo biloba.

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      • Production Budget - $20,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $8,334,575 (160th)
        Worldwide Gross - $13,908,762 (179th)

        Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $10,383,226
        Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $17,327,557

      • Other production companies:
        MACRON Filmproduktion
        New Line Cinema (US distributor)

      • Filming locations:
        Halfway House Café, Santa Clarita, California
        Kernville, California
        Long Beach, California
        Pasadena, California
        Santa Clarita, California
        Sepulveda Basin, Los Angeles, California
        Simi Valley, California
        Venice, Los Angeles, California

      • Taglines:
        1. The greatest motion picture of all time.
        2. An epic quest. A magical guitar pick. A chance to put the D in Destiny.

      • Music:
        Kickapoo
        Written by Jack Black, Kyle Gass and Liam Lynch
        Performed by Tenacious D featuring Meat Loaf and Ronnie James Dio
        co
        Written by Jack Black and Kyle Gass
        Performed by Tenacious D
        Baby
        Written by Jack Black and Kyle Gass
        Performed by Tenacious D
        Title Music From 'A Clockwork Orange'
        Written by Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind
        Performed by Wendy Carlos
        Holy Diver
        Written by Ronnie James Dio
        Won't Get Fooled Again
        Written by Pete Townshend
        Performed by The Who
        Adagio For Strings, Op. 11 - Agnus Dei
        Composed by Samuel Barber
        Performed by St. John's Episcopal Cathedral Choir
        History
        Written by Jack Black and Kyle Gass
        Performed by Tenacious D
        Caveman
        Written by Kyle Gass, JR Reed, John S. Konesky, John Spiker and Chris D'Arenzo
        Performed by Trainwreck
        The Quest
        Based on "John Bartholomew Shredman"
        Written by Kyle Gass, JR Reed, John S. Konesky and John Spiker
        Master Exploder
        Written by Jack Black and Kyle Gass
        Performed by Tenacious D
        End Of The Line
        Written by John Yingst and Jan Peterson
        Vocal by Scott Eversoll
        Sittin' Single
        Written by John Yingst and Jan Peterson
        Vocal by Scott Eversoll
        I Wanna Know
        Written by Kyle Gass, JR Reed, John S. Konesky and John Spiker
        Performed by Trainwreck
        Jyne
        Written by John King, Brad Joseph Breeck and John Spiker
        Performed by The Creem Teem
        Baby Sass
        Written by Jack Black, Kyle Gass and John King
        Performed by Tenacious D
        Sasquatch
        Written by Jack Black and Kyle Gass
        Performed by Tenacious D
        Dude (I Totally Miss You)
        Written by Jack Black and Kyle Gass
        Performed by Tenacious D
        Break In-City (Storm the Gate!)
        Written by Jack Black, Kyle Gass, John King and Liam Lynch
        Performed by Tenacious D
        Won't Get Fooled Again
        Written by Pete Townshend
        Performed by The Who
        Car Chase City
        Written by Jack Black, Kyle Gass, John S. Konesky, John Spiker and John King
        Performed by Tenacious D
        Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)
        Written by Jack Black, Kyle Gass and Liam Lynch
        Performed by Tenacious D featuring David Grohl
        The Pick Of Destiny
        Written by Jack Black and Kyle Gass
        Performed by Tenacious D
        The Metal
        Written by Jack Black, Kyle Gass, John S. Konesky and John King
        Performed by Tenacious D

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    Categories

    Comedy, Fantasy

    Themes

    oblivious bumbling, for men, for music lovers, bro humor, campy