Quadrophenia

  • 18
  • Franc Roddam (1979)
  • UK
  • 114 min
Quadrophenia
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Social drama starring Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash and Sting. A young man is caught up in the heady excitement of the mod movement in mid-1960s England as it prepares for a confrontation with the rockers in Brighton. Bored with his family life, his job and his prospects, he looks for stimulus in the company of friends.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jimmy Michael Cooper
Phil Daniels
Steph
Leslie Ash
Chalky
Philip Davis
Dave
Mark Wingett
Ace Face
Sting
Kevin
Ray Winstone
Peter
Garry Cooper
Spider
Gary Shail
Monkey
Toyah Willcox
Ferdy
Trevor Laird
Mrs Cooper
Kate Williams
Mr Cooper
Michael Elphick

Crew

Director
Franc Roddam

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, sex scenes and drug abuse.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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