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Quadrophenia

  • Drama
  • 1979
  • Franc Roddam
  • 115 mins
  • 18

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Jimmy Michael CooperPhil Daniels
StephLeslie Ash
ChalkyPhilip Davis
DaveMark Wingett
Ace FaceSting
KevinRay Winstone
PeterGarry Cooper
SpiderGary Shail
MonkeyToyah Willcox
FerdyTrevor Laird
Mrs CooperKate Williams
Mr CooperMichael Elphick

Crew

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DirectorFranc Roddam

Details

Guidance
Violence, swearing, sex scenes and drug abuse.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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