Before shooting commenced, several of the main cast were taken to the Metropolitan Police Training College in Hendon, North London, where they were taught how to ride their scooters properly by a police motorcyclist. See more
Nothing seems right, apart from Brighton. I mean, Brighton was OK. Going to court with the Ace and that. And, like, I was a mod there, you know? I mean that's something, innit, eh?
Oh, what are you talkin' about? Brighton was a laugh. That's why we went down. It was a giggle, that's all.
Oh, yeah? And me and you, then? Was that just a giggle?
Oh, what do you think? All right, so I fancied you. We had it off together. But that don't mean nothin', does it?
It did to fuckin' me!
There are at least 4 scenes that have been deleted from the final film. These scenes have never been released anywhere in full, apart from on a short documentary that came with the 1997 UK video, but even then they are shown as photographs and not the actual full scenes. Most notable was the entire deletion of almost all of the dialogue from Ace Face (played by Sting), including 2 extended scenes from the police van and one of all the mods meeting up on their scooters before going to Brighton. Supposedly, the reason that all of Ace Face's dialogue was deleted was that Sting and the producers both agreed that this ruined his 'mysterious' character that he was playing and also may have taken the focus of the protagonist of the story, Jimmy. See more
Written by Al Jackson Jr.
, Booker T. Jones
, Lewie Steinberg
and Steve Cropper
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s
(as Booker T & The 'M.G.'s)
Published by Atlantic Records & WEA. See more