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Rock & Rule (1983)

A malevolent rock star kidnaps a 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 overview, first billed only:
Don Francks ... Mok (voice)
Greg Salata ... Omar (voice) (as Gregory Salata)
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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Trivia

Mok's full name was intended to be Mok Swagger, but the talent representation of The Rolling Stones' lead singer, Mick Jagger, objected and forced the producers to drop the character's surname. See more »

Quotes

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

The Unearthed Films DVD and Blu-ray versions omit the United Artists logo. See more »

Connections

Featured in Young and Rabid with Susan Roman (2016) See more »

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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Best Cult Movie Ever!
16 March 2001 | by dcohnSee 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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 July 1987 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$30,379

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,379
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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