Quadrophenia (1979)

A Way of Life

  • Genre: Drama, Music
  • Release Date: 1979-09-14
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 242 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 1min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Polytel
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Franc Roddam
star 7.1/10
From 242 Ratings


Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.

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  • Phil Daniels

    as James Michael 'Jimmy' Cooper
  • Leslie Ash

    as Steph
  • Phil Davis

    as Chalky
  • Mark Wingett

    as Dave
  • Sting

    as Ace Face
  • Ray Winstone

    as Kevin
  • Garry Cooper

    as Peter
  • Gary Shail

    as Spider
  • Toyah Willcox

    as Monkey
  • Trevor Laird

    as Ferdy
  • Kate Williams

    as Mother
  • Michael Elphick

    as Father
  • Kim Neve

    as Yvonne
  • Benjamin Whitrow

    as Mr. Fulford
  • Daniel Peacock

    as Danny
  • Jeremy Child

    as Agency Man
  • John Phillips

    as Magistrate
  • Timothy Spall

    as Projectionist
  • Olivier Pierre

    as Tailor
  • George Innes

    as Cafe Owner
  • John Bindon

    as Harry
  • P.H. Moriarty

    as Barman at Villain's Pub
  • Hugh Lloyd

    as Mr. Cale
  • Jesse Birdsall

    as Aggressive Rocker (uncredited)
  • Julian Firth

    as Mod (uncredited)
  • Simon Gipps-Kent

    as Posh Boy at Party (uncredited)
  • John Altman

    as John (uncredited)
  • Carol Harrison

    as Biker Girl (uncredited)
  • Gary Holton

    as Aggressive Rocker (uncredited)
  • Glen Murphy

    as Fighting Rocker (uncredited)
  • John Blundell

    as Chief Rocker (uncredited)
  • Linda Regan

    as Chief Rocker Girl (uncredited)
  • Cy Town

    as Hairdresser (uncredited)
  • Patrick Murray

    as Des (uncredited)
  • Peter McNamara

    as Mod (uncredited)
Writing Martin Stellman Screenplay
Editing Mike Taylor Editor
Writing Dave Humphries Screenplay
Editing Sean Barton Editor
Production Bill Curbishley Producer
Writing Franc Roddam Screenplay
Production Roy Baird Producer
Directing Franc Roddam Director
Camera Brian Tufano Director of Photography
Sound John Entwistle Music Director
Costume & Make-Up Gilli Wakeford Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Joyce Stoneman Wardrobe Supervisor
Production Kevin O'Driscoll Production Accountant
Writing Chris Stamp Story Consultant
Crew James Swann Thanks
Sound Pete Townshend Music Director
Art Ken Wheatley Set Dresser
Production Keith Moon Executive Producer
Directing Ray Corbett Assistant Director
Production Patsy Pollock Casting Director
Sound John Ireland Sound Editor
Sound Bill Rowe Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Directing Melinda Rees Continuity
Sound Christian Wangler Sound Recordist
Sound Albert Bailey Boom Operator
Writing Alan Fletcher Story Consultant
Production John Peverall Associate Producer
Sound Cy Langston Additional Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Ken Tuohy Producer's Assistant
Writing Pete Townshend Story Consultant
Crew Freddie Haayen Thanks
Production David Gideon Thomson Executive Producer
Production John Entwistle Executive Producer
Production Redmond Morris Location Manager
Camera Jeff Paynter Focus Puller
Directing Peter Brayham Action Director
Production Pete Townshend Executive Producer
Sound Roger Daltrey Music Director
Art Simon Holland Production Design
Sound John Entwistle Music Producer
Production David C. Anderson Location Manager
Production Caroline Hagen Production Assistant
Art Terry Wells Sr. Property Master
Art Andrew Sanders Assistant Art Director
Art Jack Carter Construction Manager
Production Roger Daltrey Executive Producer
Camera Dewi Humphries Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Simon Thompson Hairstylist
Sound Mike Shaw Music Coordinator
Lighting Martin Evans Gaffer