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Rock & Rule (1983)

PG  |   |  Animation, Fantasy, Music  |  16 May 1986 (Finland)
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A malevolent rock star kidnaps a female singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon and her band must help her stop him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mok (voice)
Gregory Salata ...
Omar (voice)
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 Brown ...
Anna Bourque ...
Edna / Pinball Voice (voice)
Nick Nichols ...
Borderguard (voice)


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Release Date:

16 May 1986 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Ring of Power  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

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Angel's Song is an early version of 'Maybe For Sure' from Deborah Harry's 1989 album 'Def, Dumb & Blonde'. See more »


TIX News Reporter: KIX morning news update. Mok's promise to rewrite rock history was prematurely and tragically interrupted last night when an overwhelming power surge totally destroyed Carnage Hall and blacked out the entire city. Survivors described the destruction as "evil," "spooky," and "wow, bad karma, man."
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I'm The Man
Written by Rick Nielsen
Performed by Cheap Trick
Lead Vocals and Guitar: Robin Zander
Lead Guitar: Rick Nielsen
Drums: Bun E. Carlos
Bass: Pete Comita
Producer: Jack Douglas
Engineers: Rob O'Brian, Lee De Carlo
Remixed by Stan Vincent
Published by Adult Music (BMI)
Recorded at The Record Plant, N.Y., L.A.
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Rock & Rule not only rocks... it rules!
6 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Rock & Rule" is a lost classic of American animation featuring some of the best rock musicians of the early 80's, including Deborah Harry, Cheap Trick, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, and Earth, Wind, and Fire. In addition to the best American animation of the 1980's, the film features a terrific rock score, excellent voice acting, and an impressive screenplay which is a wicked satire on the music industry, animated films, and the cyberpunk genre. But what do you expect from a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk rock opera with 'funny animal' characters and overtones of H.P. Lovecraft? See you at the MOK Concert at Carnage Hall!

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