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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Mok: Wars have been started for less. Gentlemen, when I want your opinions, I will give them to you!
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References The Shining (1980) See more »


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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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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