• Quadrophenia (2001)

Quadrophenia

Release Date: May 1st, 2001

DVD Release Date: September 25th, 2001

R |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

An angst-ridden London youth, Jimmy Cooper (Phil Daniels) escapes the drudgery of his postal job as a member of the Mods, a sharply dressed gang constantly at odds with their rivals, the Rockers. When the Mods and Rockers clash in the coastal town of Brighton, England, it leads to both trouble and an encounter with the lovely Steph (Leslie Ash). Returning to London, Jimmy, who aspires to be like Mod leader Ace Face (Sting), becomes even more disillusioned and longs to return to Brighton.

Cast: Phil Daniels, Mark Wingett, Philip Davis, Leslie Ash, Garry Cooper, Sting

Director: Franc Roddam

Genres: Drama , Musical

Production Co: Polytel, The Who Films

Distributors: Rhino Entertainment Company [us], World Northal

Keywords: Underdog, Friend, Engaging, Brooding, 1960s, London

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Roddam's minor but imaginative 1979 movie. show more

  • 75
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    Plays more like a gritty, episodic British independent film powered by a soundtrack of Who songs that illuminate the main character's turbulent emotions. show more

  • 100
    Amy TaubinVillage Voice

    It remains one of the most wrenching films about adolescent angst, thanks largely to the performance of Phil Daniels. show more

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