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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

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 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 apocoliptic 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)  »

Also Known As:

Ring of Power  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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

Quotes

[Omar comments on Mok's opulent and gigantic mansion]
Omar: Welcome to the modest house of Mok!
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Soundtracks

Pain & Suffering
Written by Iggy Pop with Ivan Král
Vocals: Iggy Pop
Guitars: Rob Du Prey, Ivan Král
Bass: Mike Page
Drums: Doug Downe
Producer: Chris Stein
Engineers: Joe Arlotta, Roger Keay
Recorded at Blank Tape, N.Y.
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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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