Quadrophenia


2h 1979

Brief Synopsis

It's 1964 and Jimmy is stuck being a gofer at a cigarette-hawking ad agency, living in a lower middle class Brit walkup with seemingly dead-headed parents that don't understand him, Jimmy lives to be a "Mod": zooming through London streets on his Vespa; popping "blues," bought or nicked; endlessly grooving - to The Who on TV, or in the local dance club, or at a gate-crashed private party; pursuing the just-out-of-reach Steph and idolizing the super-cool, super-blond top Mod Ace Face.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Music
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
2h
Sound
Dolby
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

It's 1964 and Jimmy is stuck being a gofer at a cigarette-hawking ad agency, living in a lower middle class Brit walkup with seemingly dead-headed parents that don't understand him, Jimmy lives to be a "Mod": zooming through London streets on his Vespa; popping "blues," bought or nicked; endlessly grooving - to The Who on TV, or in the local dance club, or at a gate-crashed private party; pursuing the just-out-of-reach Steph and idolizing the super-cool, super-blond top Mod Ace Face.

Crew

David Anderson

Location Manager

Dave Appell

Song

Burt Bacharach

Music

Roy Baird

Producer

Jeff Barry

Song

Sean Barton

Editor

Richard Berry

Song

Peter Brayham

Stunt Coordinator

James Brown

Song Performer

Ray Corbett

Assistant Director

Steve Cropper

Song

Bill Curbishley

Producer

Roger Daltrey

Song

Roger Daltrey

Executive Producer

Roger Daltrey

Music

Hal David

Theme Lyrics

Morgan Derrick

Song Performer

Morgan Derrick

Song

Lamont Dozier

Song

John Entwhistle

Executive Producer

John Entwhistle

Music

Ann Fletcher

Story By

Jimmy Forrest

Song

Marvin Gaye

Song Performer

Ellie Greenwich

Song

Gillian Gregory

Choreographer

John Gummoe

Song

Caroline Hagen

Production Assistant

Brian Holland

Song

Eddie Holland

Song

Simon Holland

Other

John Lee Hooker

Song

Mike Hugg

Song

Dewi Humphreys

Screenplay

John Ireland

Sound Editor

Alan Jackson

Song

Booker T. Jones

Song

Paul Jones

Song

The Kingsmen

Song Performer

Ronald Mac

Song

Kal Mann

Song

Manfred Mann

Song Performer

Zoot Money

Song

Keith Moon

Executive Producer

Redmond Morris

Location Manager

John Peverall

Associate Producer

Franc Roddam

Screenplay

Bill Rowe

Sound

Sanders Sander

Art Director

Mike Shaw

Music Coordinator

Lewis C Simkins

Song

Phil Spector

Song

Christopher Stamp

Story By

Lewis Steinberg

Song

Martin Stellman

Screenplay

Joyce Stoneman

Costumes

The Supremes

Song Performer

Michael Taylor

Editor

The Ronettes

Song Performer

David Gideon Thomson

Executive Producer

Peter Townshend

Song

Peter Townshend

Music

Peter Townshend

Story By

Peter Townshend

Other

Peter Townshend

Executive Producer

Brian Tufano

Director Of Photography

Gilli Wakeford

Makeup

Noel Walker

Song

Oscar Washington

Song

Ken Wheatley

Set Decorator

Christian Wrangler

Sound

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Music
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
2h
Sound
Dolby
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Quotes

Going to be one of the faces?
- Steph
What do you mean going to be? I AM one of the faces!
- Jimmy
I don't wanna be the same as everyone else. That's why I'm a mod, see?
- Jimmy
'Ere, I never realized.
- James Michael 'Jimmy' Cooper
Never realized what?
- Kev
You's a rocker.
- James Michael 'Jimmy' Cooper
What, am I black or something?
- Kev
Well you ain't exactly white in that sort of get up, are you?
- James Michael 'Jimmy' Cooper
Bellboyyyyyy!!
- Jimmy

Trivia

Sipping a beer, as Jimmy rides his scooter through the fence.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2012

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1979

Re-released in United States June 29, 2001

Released in United States 2012 (World Cinema)

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1979

2001 re-release is a digitally re-mastered print.

Re-released in United States June 29, 2001 (Film Forum; New York City)