6.6/10
2,863
91 user 34 critic

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 »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Heavy Traffic (1973)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An "underground" cartoonist contends with life in the inner city, where various unsavory characters serve as inspiration for his artwork.

Director: Ralph Bakshi
Stars: Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope Atkinson, Frank DeKova
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An outrageous, affectionate look at coming of age in the Eisenhower era in Brooklyn.

Director: Ralph Bakshi
Stars: Richard Romanus, David Proval, Jesse Welles
Wizards (1977)
Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.

Director: Ralph Bakshi
Stars: Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus
Coonskin (1975)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Rabbit, a country-born trickster, takes over the organized crime racket in Harlem, facing opposition from the institutionalized racism of the Mafia and corrupt police.

Director: Ralph Bakshi
Stars: Barry White, Charles Gordone, Scatman Crothers
American Pop (1981)
Animation | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music in the 20th century.

Director: Ralph Bakshi
Stars: Mews Small, Ron Thompson, Jerry Holland
Fire and Ice (1983)
Animation | Fantasy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

At the end of the ice age, an evil queen and her son are set on conquering the world using magic and warriors. The lone survivor of a crushed village fights back as does the king of Fire Keep.

Directors: Ralph Bakshi, Tom Tataranowicz
Stars: Randy Norton, Cynthia Leake, Steve Sandor
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After surviving an invasion on her peaceful homeworld, a beautiful avenger must stop a powerful psychopath from gaining immortality and rescue her kidnapped sister.

Directors: Michael Coldewey, Michel Lemire
Stars: Michael Ironside, Julie Strain, Billy Idol
Spicy City (1997)
Animation | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An anthology of sexy and risque animated stories in a futuristic city with a seamy side.

Stars: Michelle Phillips, Charlie Adler, Letitia Hicks
Heavy Metal (1981)
Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

Directors: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, and 8 more credits »
Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty
Gandahar (1987)
Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An evil force from a 1000 years in the future begins to destroy an idyllic paradise, where the citizens are in perfect harmony with nature.

Director: René Laloux
Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Plummer, Pierre-Marie Escourrou
Fritz the Cat (1972)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960s.

Director: Ralph Bakshi
Stars: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Fritz the Cat may have lost one of his lives in the comics, but in his new movie, he has eight more lives left to go! While his wife screams at him, Fritz lights up a joint and reminiscences about what could have been.

Director: Robert Taylor
Stars: Skip Hinnant, Reva Rose, Bob Holt
Edit

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)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sound you can see in the movie you can feel! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ring of Power See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$30,379

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,379
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Omar was modeled after the late James Dean. See more »

Quotes

Mok: She can sing, or she can scream. But she still pissed me off.
See more »

Alternate Versions

There are quite a number of differences between the Canadian TV version and the version released in the US. The main and most noticeable difference is that in the American version, Omar's voice was chosen to be re-dubbed over with another actor. In the original version, Omar was voiced by Gregory Salata. When re-released in the United States, MGM did not approve of the dialog or voice and chose to re-dub the character with a more notable actor: Paul Le Mat. Another noticeable difference is that the original version features a higher quality soundtrack than the Ameircan version. You can actually hear the guitars as well as the back up vocals are much louder, as are some sound effects throughout the movie that are barely audible in the US version. And finally the last main difference is the Canadian version (which runs 20 seconds longer) features an expanded ending: Shortly after Mok gets thrown in the dimensional hole and Mylar comes out and starts to MC again the US version goes from here to the end credits. The Canadian goes on further showing more of Mylar talking about the show where he says "so long Mok, wherever you are", then says "just kidding, Mok's backstage, I think". Also during that they show "Zip" (the one brother that protected Omar from getting killed at the end, and instead he dies in the US version)wake up from slamming into the wall showing he did not die after all. Some other minor differences are when Stretch is playing the arcade game early in the film, in the US, it's a robotic guys voice yelling back at him, while in the Canadian version the game is a regular female voice yelling. See more »

Connections

References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Triumph
Written and Produced by Lou Reed
Lead Vocals and Guitar: Lou Reed
Keyboards: Michael Fonfara
Guitars: Stuart Heinrich, Chuck Hammer
Bass: Ellard J. Boles
Drums: Michael Suchorsky
Background Vocals: Avery Sommers, Heather B. Withers, Trudy Bayne
Engineer: Sean Fullan
Recorded at RCA Studios, N.Y.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Cutting edge... even by today's standards!
23 February 2002 | by RagemarSee all my reviews

"THE WAR IS OVER..."

One of the coolest animated movies of all time, Rock & Rule is also one of the hardest to find. Few people have heard of it, and fewer people know where one can purchase a copy. Most of the people who actually have a copy, have it on a VHS (or possibly even Beta) cassette tape, which, though better than nothing, is swiftly giving in to the passage of time. I myself have a copy which is crammed onto a single VHS cassette with copies of The Secret of NIHM and Star Trek III. While mine is only a few years younger than me, in spite of its fading quality, I still guard jealously, giddy with delight that I was able to liberate this gem from the home of my parents, who had no idea what they had under their noses.

I am constantly trying to think of ways to get someone to re-release this classic. Petitioning is too slow, famous eccentrics are too finicky. Alack and alas, I fear that I'll have to become some famous film maker before this one can be released in my own version of a "Rolling Thunder" presentation. Maybe the right people can be convinced one day. Until then, remember, "Be nice... or be dog food."


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 91 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed