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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mok (voice)
Gregory Salata ...
Omar (voice)
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Angel (voice)
Samantha Langevin ...
Mok's Computer (voice)
Dan Hennessey ...
Dizzy (voice)
Greg Duffell ...
Stretch / Zip (voice)
Chris Wiggins ...
Toad (voice)
Brent Titcomb ...
Sleazy (voice)
Donny Burns ...
Quadhole / 1st Radio Announcer (voice)
Martin Lavut ...
Mylar / 2nd Radio Announcer (voice)
Catherine Gallant ...
Cindy (voice)
Keith Hampshire ...
Other Computers (voice)
Melleny Melody ...
Carnegie Hall Groupie (voice) (as Melleny Brown)
Anna Bourque ...
Edna / Pinball Voice (voice)
Nick Nichols ...
Borderguard (voice)
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Storyline

Angel, a member of a punk rock band in the apocalyptic future, is kidnapped by Mok, a legendary superocker. Obsessed with a dark experiment, Mok plans to use Angel's voice to summon a demon from another dimension. The rest of the band follows Mok to Nuke York in an attempt to get her back. Written by James Ellis <3jse2@qlink.queensu.ca>

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16 May 1986 (Finland)  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Omar was modeled after the late James Dean. See more »

Quotes

Mok: Open your eyes! Accept my offer.
Angel: No, Mok. I couldn't leave them for anything.
Mok: [booming] I didn't offer you ANYTHING. I offer you EVERYTHING!
Angel: No!
Mok: [vanishes] Too bad. But we all have our illusions, far be it for me to take away yours.
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Soundtracks

Invocation Song
Written by Chris Stein & Debbie Harry
Vocals: Debbie Harry
Guitars & Bass: Chris Stein
Drums: Lenny Ferrari, Clem Burke
Violin: Walter Steding
Producer: Chris Stein
Engineers: Joe Arlotta, Roger Keay
Recorded and Mixed at Blank Tape, N.Y.
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Sometimes I wish I was still 10 years old...
16 June 2005 | by (Portsmouth, NH) – See all my reviews

I have to say, I was very excited when I learned that this movie was going to be released on DVD. I vaguely remember seeing this as a 10 year old in the 1980s and being impressed (granted, as a 10 year old).

So I rented it last night and was overall disappointed, but I must say its probably because I had over-hyped it with my own cloudy memories. I found the animation and the general artwork to be very impressive. The songs were fantastic, especially "My Name is Mok", but I found the characters to be generally annoying and the story lacking much development. Mok was the only character who was interesting and entertaining. Omar was a self-absorbed narcissist who doesn't give the audience a reason to empathize. Omar's companions were overly juvenile as were Mok's assistants.

The story has a great basis--dangerous post-apocalyptic world of mutants. But we don't really get much of a feeling for this world beyond the initial set-up. Also, we know that Mok wants to raise a demon, but why? Did I miss it or is it never really stated? I assume he wants to dominate the world, but it seems to me that he pretty much does already.

Overall, the movie is lacking character development and follow through on the story. The music is fantastic and the animation is great. Its kind of a mixed bag. I only wish it had lived up to my expectations.


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