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Rock & Rule (1983)

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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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The Beauty... The Beast... The Beat! See more »


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Release Date:

16 May 1986 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Ring of Power  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The original storyboard artist for the film's climax was Oscar-nominee Ryan Larkin. None of his vision was implemented into the film. See more »

Quotes

[Toad approaches Mok ominously from behind]
Toad: [growling] My brother's dead!
[Toad picks Mok up over his head]
Mok: [screaming] You can't do this to me!
[Toad hurls Mok into the demonic dimensional portal]
Mok: [screaming] I... am... Mok!
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Soundtracks

Dance, Dance, Dance
Written by Beloyd Taylor
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
Drums: Fred E. White
Bass: Verdine White
Guitars: Roland Bautista, Beloyd Taylor
Keyboards: Larry Dunn
Vocoder: Michael Boddicker
Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa
Trumpets: Jerry Hey, Michael Harris, Gary Grant
Saxophone: Donald Myrick
Trombone: Lui Lui Satterfield, Bill Reichenbach
Horn Arrangements: Jerry Hey
Produced by Maurice White
Published by Modern American Music, Saggifire Music
Engineered by George Massenburg, Alan Sides
Recorded at George Massenburg Studio, Davien Sound, Hollywood Sound Studio
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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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