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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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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

Angel's Song is an early version of 'Maybe For Sure' from Deborah Harry's 1989 album 'Def, Dumb & Blonde'. See more »

Quotes

Drug Pusher in Club: I've got uppers and downers. Inners and outers. Screamers and shouters. And that's to make you go sideways.
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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

Referenced in The Rocket Boy (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Angel's Song
Written by Chris Stein & Debbie Harry
Vocals: Debbie Harry
Guitars & Bass: Chris Stein
Drums: Lenny Ferrari, Clem Burke
Violin: Walter Steding
Producer: Chris Stein
Engineers: Joe Arlotta, Roger Keay
Recorded and Mixed at Blank Tape, N.Y.
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An underrated treasure.
3 March 2001 | by JR1400See all my reviews

I was never fortunate enough to catch this film on the big screen. However, I did see it on cable in '86 and have been keeping my eyes open for a copy ever since. Having found an old bootleg recently, I was pleased that the animation is still truly amazing and has held up well over the years. The soundtrack is equally fine. Being a fan of stories with an apocolyptic bent, I really enjoyed this particular film. My friends and I still quote various parts of the film even after all this time. While the story is a little short, I feel it captures some of the frustration of being in a small-town band that is trying to break out. That and the fact this band must battle a vast evil is an interesting angle. Please won't someone re-release this diamond in the rough?


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