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Rock And Rule (1983)





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Movie Info

A rock & roll singer searches for eternal life in this animated musical fantasy set in a post-nuclear dystopia. Similar to the earlier Heavy Metal (1981) in tone, this film attempts to incorporate mythical themes and mutant beings with music by Cheap Trick, Deborah Harry, Iggy Pop, and other popular acts of the time, with mixed success. Clive Smith's film was a disappointment at the box-office, but has since attracted a minor cult following. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovimore
Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Art House & International, Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Patrick Loubert, Peter Sauder, John Halfpenny
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 25, 1991
MGM Home Entertainment

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Don Francks
as Mok [speaking]
Samantha Langevin
as Mok's computer
Paul Le Mat
as Omar [speaking]
Martin Lavut
as Mylar and Second Rad...
Nick Nichols
as Borderguard
Catherine O'Hara
as Aunt Edith
Iggy Pop
as Monster from another...
Lou Reed
as Mok (singing)
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News & Interviews for Rock And Rule

Critic Reviews for Rock And Rule

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

... hints at a grander finished product if more time and money had been available.

Full Review… | July 6, 2006

...unpleasant and underwhelming...

Full Review… | July 17, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

Rock & Rule is a masterpiece of outrÚ animation and wildly ambitious vision and remains a triumph in animated feature film.

Full Review… | June 4, 2005

January 1, 2000
Jam! Movies

Audience Reviews for Rock And Rule


A classic animated comic-book Rock adventure! Great songs by Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Cheap Trick, Debbie Harry and others. It's a great fantasy science fiction setting with rockers, a demon, heavy ogre guards, a beautiful singer and her devoted band. It's a fun ride with mature themes; not for kiddies. A treasure from the early 80's which CBC used to broadcast.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

I see the appeal, just not a big of fan of this one. I do love Bakshi though.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


It was equal parts good, and equal parts bad. The voice acting was atrocious, the animation was good. The heroes were annoying, the villain was totally awesome. The story was pretty weak, the music was fantastic (seriously, if there's a soundtrack album for this movie out there, I want a copy). The references to other movies were uninspired, the musical sections were unlike anything I've seen before (in a good way). It was a movie I don't regret seeing, but aside from a couple bits here and there, it's not one I'd like to see again.

Duncan Ryan-Ross

Super Reviewer

Rock And Rule Quotes

Mok [speaking]: Evil spelled backward is live, and we all want to do that, right?
– Submitted by Emil ┼ (4 years ago)
Angel: You could have killed them. You're totally crazy!
Mok [speaking]: [flattered] Thank you.
– Submitted by Emil ┼ (4 years ago)
Cindy: I have to be back in bed by 12 o' clock. That's when Toad checks in on me.
Angel: That's too bad, Triss. It would nevermind. With your funk and my... spunk we don't need so much time to find some real hot action.
Cindy: Hey, you're a little dated for one of Mok's. Do you know what I mean?
– Submitted by Emil ┼ (4 years ago)
Mok [speaking]: I'm Mmmok!
– Submitted by Emil ┼ (4 years ago)

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