Franc Roddam (1979)

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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.


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 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
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