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 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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Ring of Power  »

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$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

Angel: [seductively] Let's go away together.
Mok: Fiji? Disneyland?... Fantasy Island?
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Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Black Cauldron (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Hot Dogs & Sushi
Written by Patricia Cullen and Melleny Melody
Vocals: Melleny Melody
Guitar: Toby Swann
Synthesizers: Patricia Cullen
Saxophone: Katherine Moses
Bass: Dan Colomby
Drums: Billy Bryans
Percussion: Matt Zimbel, Rick Lazar
Producer: Patricia Cullen
Recorded at Round Sound, Eastern Sound, Toronto
Engineered by David Greene
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Best Cult Movie Ever!
16 March 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

You must all see this film, on pain of death!

Comparing Rock & Rule to Heavy Metal is like comparing cheetos to cheesecake. Rock & Rule is really good cheese. Luscious, decadent, really bad for you. The animation is much better, the plot is much better, and the music is immeasurably better. The score and soundtrack consists of *original songs* by IGGY POP, LOU REED, BLONDIE , and CHEAP TRICK!!! Even more incredible, the songs don't just underscore the movie, they are written in the voice of and "performed" by the animated characters!

The short version of the plot summary is this: In a postapacolyptic world, an Evil Rock God Magician named Mock (a fabulous mix between Bowie, Iggy and Mick) needs the voice of this chick singer named Angel (totally Deborah Harry) in a struggling rock group (very much Cheap Trick) to raise a demon from another dimension. Will Angel be wooed into this evil plot? Or will she stay with the band, and more importantly, with Omar, the prick lead singer with whom she shares a love/hate relationship?

Rock & Rule is totally campy, acerbic and funny, and while it''s full of Sex Drugs and Rock& Roll, it''s not the film equivilent of your 15-year-old geek brother's air-brushed Livinia of Orgasmitron poster. It's more like the film equivilent of your 30-year-old hip brother's Max's Kansas City poster, put in a time capsule and taken out in the year 2432, or something...

See it with many many people, it can be enjoyed sober, but is even better under the influence. You will THANK ME!!! BTW It''s really hard to buy, but should be available to rent at most places with a big Arthouse/Underground collection.


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