Quadrophenia is a 1979 British drama film, loosely based on The Who's 1973 rock opera of the same name. It was directed by Franc Roddam in his feature directing début. Unlike the adaptation of Tommy, Quadrophenia is not a musical film, and the band does not appear live in the film.
In 1964, Jimmy Cooper (Phil Daniels) is a young London Mod, disillusioned by his parents and a dull job as a post room boy in an advertising firm. Jimmy finds an outlet for his teenage angst by taking amphetamines, partying, riding scooters and brawling with Rockers, accompanied by his Mod friends Dave (Mark Wingett), Chalky (Philip Davis) and Spider (Gary Shail).
|author||Franc Roddam Pete Townshend|
|editor||Mike Taylor Sean Barton|
|events||cultural clash mod rocker team rivalries in sports|
|keywords||advertise american girl angst arrest bank holiday beachy head beat bellboy bouncer café chat climb dance hall disillusion dive garry cooper gary shail grand brighton hotel john phillips lambretta leslie ash mods and rockers morning party pharmacy philip davis promenade rid rioter run scooter seaside town sleep south coast stage diving teenage angst walk well-heeled|
|productionCompany||The Who Films Ltd|
|theme||dance independent musical musical drama teen drama|