Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia

Franc Roddam (1979)

115min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The Who's My Generation musical tribute to mods and rockers in mid-1960s England is a near-perfect integration of cinematic story and rousing pop. It specifically focuses on the antics of parka-clad Phil Daniels, whose alienation is fuelled by pill-popping, scooter rave-ups and seaside battles in Brighton. Director Franc Roddam evokes the budding Swinging Sixties and the teenage sense of frustration and disillusionment with a lively precision. Sting makes his acting debut in a genuine musical milestone crackling with energy and great performances.

Summary

A teenager in 1960s London is unhappy with his lot in life, but believes he has found a place to belong in the mod subculture and their feud with the rival rockers. As the mods gather in Brighton for a weekend that turns to violence, his naive vision of the world is cruelly shattered. Drama based on the Who album, starring Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Sting and Ray Winstone.

Cast & Crew

Jimmy Cooper Phil Daniels
Steph Leslie Ash
Ace Face Sting
Kevin Ray Winstone
Monkey Toyah Willcox
Mr Cooper Michael Elphick
Dave Mark Wingett
Chalky Philip Davis
Director Franc Roddam
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes and drug abuse.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama