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Director:
Writers:
Dave Humphries (screenplay) &
Martin Stellman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
2 November 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Hell On Wheels! See more »
Plot:
London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division... See more » | Full synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
(109 articles)
User Reviews:
An underrated masterpiece See more (92 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Phil Daniels ... Jimmy
Leslie Ash ... Steph

Phil Davis ... Chalky (as Philip Davis)

Mark Wingett ... Dave

Sting ... Ace Face

Ray Winstone ... Kevin (as Raymond Winstone)

Garry Cooper ... Peter
Gary Shail ... Spider

Toyah Willcox ... Monkey
Trevor Laird ... Ferdy
Kate Williams ... Mother

Michael Elphick ... Father
Kim Neve ... Yvonne

Benjamin Whitrow ... Mr. Fulford
Daniel Peacock ... Danny

Jeremy Child ... Agency Man

John Phillips ... Magistrate

Timothy Spall ... Projectionist
Olivier Pierre ... Tailor
George Innes ... Cafe Owner

John Bindon ... Harry

P.H. Moriarty ... Barman at Villain's Pub
Hugh Lloyd ... Mr. Cale
Cross Section ... The Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Altman ... John (uncredited)

Jesse Birdsall ... Aggressive Rocker (uncredited)
John Blundell ... Leader of Rockers (uncredited)
Loren Day ... Girl with Steph (uncredited)
Barbie Denham ... Disco Dancer (uncredited)

Michael Dickins ... Scooter Rider / Mod (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Policeman (uncredited)

Julian Firth ... Mod (uncredited)
Fuzz ... Nicky (uncredited)
Simon Gipps-Kent ... Boy at Party (uncredited)
Carol Harrison ... Biker Girl (uncredited)
Gary Holton ... Aggressive Rocker (uncredited)

Tom Ingram ... Rocker in Police Van (uncredited)
Eric Kent ... George (uncredited)

Derek Lyons ... Jimmy's Gang Member (uncredited)
Peter McNamara ... Mod (uncredited)

Glen Murphy ... Fighting Rocker (uncredited)

Chris Parsons ... Door Bouncer (uncredited)

Linda Regan ... Chief Rocker Girl (uncredited)

The Who ... Themselves. (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Franc Roddam 
 
Writing credits
Dave Humphries (screenplay) &
Martin Stellman (screenplay) &
Franc Roddam (screenplay)

Pete Townshend  uncredited

Produced by
Roy Baird .... producer
Bill Curbishley .... producer
Roger Daltrey .... executive producer
John Entwistle .... executive producer
Keith Moon .... executive producer
John Peverall .... associate producer
David Gideon Thomson .... executive producer
Pete Townshend .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Brian Tufano (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sean Barton 
Mike Taylor 
 
Casting by
Patsy Pollock 
 
Production Design by
Simon Holland 
 
Makeup Department
Simon Thompson .... hair styles creator
Gilly Wakeford .... makeup artist (as Gilli Wakeford)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Corbett .... assistant director
Kieron Phipps .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jack Carter .... construction manager
Andrew Sanders .... assistant art director
Terry Wells .... property master
Ken Wheatley .... set dresser
Adrian Start .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Albert Bailey .... boom operator
John Ireland .... sound editor
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
Christian Wangler .... sound recordist (as Christian Wrangler)
Jon Astley .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Malcolm Hirst .... second boom operator (uncredited)
Malcolm Hirst .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Steve Hamilton .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Evans .... electrical supervisor: Lee Electrics Ltd.
Jeff Paynter .... focus puller
Frank Connor .... still photographer (uncredited)
Dewi Humphreys .... camera operator (uncredited)
Michael J. Jacobs .... special unit photographer (uncredited)
Geoff Mulligan .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Ronnie Rampton .... best boy (uncredited)
Derek Suter .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joyce Stoneman .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Location Management
David Anderson .... location manager
Redmond Morris .... location manager
 
Music Department
Roger Daltrey .... musical director
John Entwistle .... music producer
John Entwistle .... musical director
Cy Langston .... music re-mix engineer
Mike Shaw .... music coordinator
Pete Townshend .... musical director
Paul B. Clay .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Peter Brayham .... action arranger
Dennis Davidson .... Public relations
Alen Fletcher .... story consultant
Caroline Hagen .... production assistant
Kevin O'Driscoll .... production accountant
Melinda Rees .... continuity
Christopher Stamp .... story consultant (as Chris Stamp)
Pete Townshend .... story consultant
Ken Tuohy .... producer's assistant
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Gillian Gregory .... choreographer (uncredited)
Richard Morrison .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Freddie Haayen .... special thanks
James Swann .... special thanks
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

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Runtime:
120 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (Dolby Stereo)
Certification:
Australia:R18+ (original rating) | Australia:MA15+ (re-rating) (2009) | Finland:K-14 (uncut) (1997) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1979) | France:16 (original rating) | France:Tous publics (re-rating) (2013) | Germany:16 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:18 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Portugal:M/18 | Russia:18+ | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 (2012) | UK:15 (theatrical rating) (1996) (2015) | UK:18 (video rating) (1986) (1998) (2006) | UK:X (theatrical rating) (1979) | USA:R | West Germany:16 (cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Directed by Frank Roddam, who also devised the tv series "Auf Wiedersehen Pet". Several actors appeared in both Quadrophenia and AWP, including Gary Holton, Timothy Spall, Ray Winston, Michael Elphick and Vincenzo Nicoli.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Jimmy is giving Steph a ride home, his scooter comes to a halt. Then the scooter accelerates away while Jimmy's left hand is still squeezing the clutch lever. He releases the clutch lever only after the scooter has picked up speed, indicating that it is on a trailer being towed by a camera car.See more »
Quotes:
Jimmy:Bellboyyyyyy!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "The Rebel: Charity (#1.2)" (2016)See more »
Soundtrack:
5-4-3-2-1See more »

FAQ

Does Jimmy....
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52 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
An underrated masterpiece, 16 January 1999
Author: Mutant-2 from Portsmouth, England

One of the main criticisms at the time "Quadrophenia" came out was that it was noisy and violent rubbish. Quite how this opinion was ever formed is puzzling because the film I saw was a brilliant realistic portrayal of a mod in the 60's. The film has directorial flair, an excellent soundtrack and some underrated scripting and performances. It perfectly captures the angst and disillusionment of its protaganist to a level that has never been seen on film before or since.

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