Franc Roddam

Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia

The Who’s classic rock opera Quadrophenia was the basis for this invigorating coming-of-age movie and depiction of the defiant, drug-fueled mod subculture of early 1960s London. Our antihero is Jimmy (Phil Daniels), a teenager dissatisfied with family, work, and love. He spends his time knocking around with his clothes-obsessed, pill-popping, scooter-driving fellow mods, a group whose antipathy for the motorcycle-riding rockers leads to a climactic riot in Brighton. Director Franc Roddam’s rough-edged film is a quintessential chronicle of youthful rebellion and turmoil, with Pete Townshend’s brilliant songs (including “I’ve Had Enough,” “5:15,” and “Love Reign O’er Me”) providing emotional support, and featuring Sting and Ray Winstone in early roles.

Film Info

  • Franc Roddam
  • United Kingdom
  • 1979
  • 120 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #624

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored digital transfer of the uncut version, supervised by cinematographer Brian Tufano, with the original 2.0 stereo soundtrack as well as an all-new 5.1 surround mix, supervised by the Who and presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
  • New audio commentary featuring director Franc Roddam and Tufano
  • New interview with Bill Curbishley, the film’s coproducer and the Who’s comanager
  • New interview with the Who’s sound engineer, Bob Pridden, featuring a discussion of the new mix as well as a restoration demonstration
  • Segment on the film from a 1979 episode of the BBC series Talking Pictures, featuring interviews and on-set footage
  • Segment from a 1964 episode of the French news program Sept jours du monde, about mods and rockers
  • Seize millions de jeunes: “Mods,” a 1965 episode of the French youth-culture program, featuring early footage of the Who
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Howard Hampton, a 1985 personal history by original mod Irish Jack, and Pete Townshend’s liner notes from the 1973 album

Design by Times of London

Purchase Options

Collector's Sets

Collector's Set

The Rock Box

The Rock Box

Blu-Ray Box Set

4 Discs

$75.96

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored digital transfer of the uncut version, supervised by cinematographer Brian Tufano, with the original 2.0 stereo soundtrack as well as an all-new 5.1 surround mix, supervised by the Who and presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
  • New audio commentary featuring director Franc Roddam and Tufano
  • New interview with Bill Curbishley, the film’s coproducer and the Who’s comanager
  • New interview with the Who’s sound engineer, Bob Pridden, featuring a discussion of the new mix as well as a restoration demonstration
  • Segment on the film from a 1979 episode of the BBC series Talking Pictures, featuring interviews and on-set footage
  • Segment from a 1964 episode of the French news program Sept jours du monde, about mods and rockers
  • Seize millions de jeunes: “Mods,” a 1965 episode of the French youth-culture program, featuring early footage of the Who
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Howard Hampton, a 1985 personal history by original mod Irish Jack, and Pete Townshend’s liner notes from the 1973 album

Design by Times of London

Quadrophenia
Cast
Phil Daniels
Jimmy
Leslie Ash
Steph
Philip Davis
Chalky
Mark Wingett
Dave
Sting
Ace Face
Raymond Winstone
Kevin
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
Oliver Pierre
Tailor
George Innes
Café owner
John Bindon
Harry
P. H. Moriarty
Barman at Villain’s Pub
Hugh Lloyd
Mr. Cale
Cross Section
Introducing
Credits
Director
Franc Roddam
Producers
Roy Baird
Producers
Bill Curbishley
Screenplay
Dave Humphries
Screenplay
Martin Stellman
Screenplay
Franc Roddam
Executive producers
Roger Daltrey
Executive producers
John Entwistle
Executive producers
Pete Townshend
Executive producers
Keith Moon
Director of photography
Brian Tufano
Music produced by
John Entwistle
Associate producer
John Peverall
Musical directors
Roger Daltrey
Musical directors
John Entwistle
Musical directors
Pete Townshend
Production design
Simon Holland
Editor
Sean Barton
Editor
Mike Taylor
Assistant director
Ray Corbett
Casting director
Patsy Pollock
Sound recordist
Christian Wrangler
Sound editor
John Ireland
Dubbing mixer
Bill Rowe
Music remix engineer
Cy Langston
Stills photographer
Frank Connor
Jeans by
Levi

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