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