London 1964: two rival youth cults emerge - the mods and the rockers - with explosive consequences. For Jimmy (Phil Daniels) and his sharp-suited, pill-popping, scooter-riding mates, being a mod is a way of life. It's their generation. Together they head off to Brighton for an orgy of drugs, thrills and violent confrontation against the rockers. Jimmy never wants to stray from his maxim: "I don't wanna be like everybody else, that's why I'm a mod, see?" Will Jimmy emerge a hero or will he be disillusioned by his way of life? -- SYNOPSIS: It's the Mods versus the Rockers in this striking adaptation of The Who's classic rock opera about alienated youth in the 1960s. The film follows Jimmy (Phil Daniels) an angry young man who feels that he can only achieve a sense of identity and meaning in life through his gang and Mod music. This edgy time capsule also features Sting (in his acting debut), Leslie Ash, and Ray Winstone. In addition to The Who songs such as 'Love, Reign O'er Me', 'The Real Me', and 'My Generation', the soundtrack includes R&B classics by James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and others.
|Certification:||IFCO 18, BBFC 18|
|Region Code:||2 (Europe & Japan)|
DVD EXTRAS: This 2 disc special edition includes
* Audio commentary from director Franc Roddam with cast members Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash
* 'A Way of Life: Making Quadrophenia' a restrospective documentary looking back 25 years to the making of one of the most significant 'youth' films to emerge in the UK
* 'On Location with Franc' - Franc Roddam revisits several locations used in the film.
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