Director: Franc Roddam Cast: Phil Daniels, Mark Wingett, Philip Davis

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This film version of the Who's rock opera Quadrophenia makes a few tentative stabs at "explaining" the alienation of 1960s British working-class youth, but its major selling point is its nonstop rock-and-R&B musical score, including the hit single "Love Reign O'er Me." Phil Daniels (replacing the original opera's Roger Daltrey) plays Jimmy, a member of a well-dressed, drugged-up teenaged gang called the Mods, forever duking it out with the cycle-punk Rockers. The rivalry between the two gangs comes to a head during three tempestuous days in the seaside town of Brighton. Here Jimmy makes love to lovely local Steph (Leslie Ash), and forges a strong friendship with unofficial Mod leader Ace Face (Sting). A series of disappointments and setbacks in his own London neighborhood convinces Jimmy to return to Brighton to pick up the pieces. If you aren't fascinated by the visual pyrotechnics of Quadrophenia, just close your eyes and revel to the soundtrack music of the Who, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, the Chiffons, Manfred Man, and many others.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/14/2012
UPC: 0715515097017
Original Release: 1979
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 5,320

Special Features

New high-definition digital restoration of the uncut version
New audio commentary featuring director Franc Roddam and Tufano
Interview with Bill Curbishley, the film's coproducer and the Who's comanager
New interview with the Who's sound engineer, Bob Pridden
On-set and archival footage
Behind-the-scenes photographs
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Nick James

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Phil Daniels Jimmy Michael Cooper
Mark Wingett Dave
Philip Davis Chalky
Sting Ace Face
Leslie Ash Steph
Garry Cooper Peter
Trevor Laird Ferdy
Kate Williams Mother
Michael Elphick Father
Kim Neve Yvonne
Ray Winstone Kevin
Gary Shail Spider
Toyah Willcox Monkey
Benjamin Whitrow Mr. Fulford
Daniel Peacock Danny
Jeremy Child Aganey Man
John Phillips Magistrate
Timothy Spall Projectionist
Olivier Pierre Tailor
George Innes Cafe Owner
John Bindon Harry
P.H. Moriarty Barman at Villain Club
Hugh Lloyd Mr. Cale
Gary Holton Leader of Rockers

Technical Credits
Franc Roddam Director,Screenwriter
Roy Baird Producer
Sean Barton Editor
Ray Corbett Asst. Director
Bill Curbishley Producer
Roger Daltrey Executive Producer,Musical Direction/Supervision
John Entwistle Score Composer,Executive Producer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Gillian Gregory Choreography
Simon Holland Production Designer
Dave Humphries Screenwriter
Keith Moon Executive Producer
John Peverall Associate Producer
Patsy Pollock Casting
Christopher Stamp Consultant/advisor
Martin Stellman Screenwriter
Mike Taylor Editor
Pete Townshend Score Composer,Executive Producer,Musical Direction/Supervision,Screenwriter
Brian Tufano Cinematographer
Who Score Composer

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Quadrophenia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movies great. It can speak to all teens (or those who were)whose life seems to have no meaning and longing for a purpose and it expresses what and how they feel. The whole movie's great. It has great singing, choreography, acting, and being a musicle/rock opera all together. My only complaint is that no one from the Who appear in the film (unlike Tommy)and I think that Rodger Daltry could have played his original charecter better anyway. But other than that, the movie is great, and entertaining and I think that anyone who likes The Who or Sting or mods will love this movie, so shut up Amy Taubin!