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Rock & Rule (1983)

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.

Director:

Clive Smith (as Clive A. Smith)

Writers:

Patrick Loubert (story), Peter Sauder (story) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Francks ... Mok (voice)
Gregory Salata Gregory Salata ... Omar (voice)
Susan Roman ... Angel (voice)
Samantha Langevin ... Mok's Computer (voice)
Dan Hennessey Dan Hennessey ... Dizzy (voice)
Greg Duffell Greg Duffell ... Stretch / Zip (voice)
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... Toad (voice)
Brent Titcomb Brent Titcomb ... Sleazy (voice)
Donny Burns Donny Burns ... Quadhole / 1st Radio Announcer (voice)
Martin Lavut Martin Lavut ... Mylar / 2nd Radio Announcer (voice)
Catherine Gallant Catherine Gallant ... Cindy (voice)
Keith Hampshire Keith Hampshire ... Other Computers (voice)
Melleny Melody ... Carnegie Hall Groupie (voice) (as Melleny Brown)
Anna Bourque Anna Bourque ... Edna / Pinball Voice (voice)
Nick Nichols 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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Sound you can see in the movie you can feel! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ring of Power See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$30,379
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A combination of a layer of air brush paint cels and filming actual cigarette smoke were used for the fog sequence. See more »

Quotes

Angel: [seductively] Let's go away together.
Mok: Fiji? Disneyland?... Fantasy Island?
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Alternate Versions

There are two versions of this film. The more common one is known as the "American" version, released by MGM. The original production was released by Nelvana and is often referred to as the "Canadian" version. The Canadian version starts with 'A Dratsco Production' and narration starts with 'another time, another place' instead of 'The War was over... The only survivors were street animals: dogs, cats and rats. From them, a new race of mutants evolved. That was a long time ago.' See more »

Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Ohm Sweet Ohm
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 RULES!!
10 January 2005 | by rnb_instrumentalsSee all my reviews

Ah, my childhood in the 80's. I recall staying up until dawn watching the marvel we've come to know as CABLE TELEVISION (which I was still exploring at the time). And THIS was one of those unforgettables they showed at 2am on Showtime (which was actually quite good).

Music fans will embrace this movie for the soundtrack - Lou Reed, Cheap Trick, Blondie, even Earth Wind & Fire! The songs are catchy and upon a couple of listens WILL stay in your head! ***Funny enough, R&R would come off like something you'd hear as a reference in a cartoon like Family Guy (who are FAMOUS for its numerous 80's and pop culture references disguised as "private jokes" for those who "were there.") Peter Griffin (sifting through video collection: "Let's see - Electric Dreams... Heavy Metal... Animalympics... Space Camp... HERE WE ARE - Rock & Rule!"*** Even the film itself has references to Rock & Roll, such as the sinister MOK, who is the "what-if result if you threw Iggy Pop, Mick Jagger, and David Bowie into a blender." EVIL INDEED! :) I won't say it was a 10 though... it's a basic guy-saves-girl story, but one with a rolling plot, gritty animation, and (like I said before) a great soundtrack! I will say it was the better of "midnight movies" I've seen, and I-CAN'T-WAIT for a DVD release (which is rumored to be available in 1st Qtr. 2005)! I hope you get to see Rock & Rule and join us many breakroom "insider jokes" to come (Hot dogs and sushi? You're not my kind).

-Jes'


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