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.
Quadrophenia movie trailer - starring Ray Winstone, Gary Cooper, Sting, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Leslie Ash. Directed by Franc Roddam. Genre: Musical
American director Richard Lester getting wacky with British pop stars Helen Shapiro and Craig Douglas, fighting for their local music scene, setting up a more muscular bit by Virginia born rockabilly Gene Vincent, in Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!'), 1962.
Just for a moment suggesting an art film, director Richard Lester opens the movie that got him the job directing The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, American transplant producer Milton Subotsky's Brit-pop music showcase Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!), 1962.
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Fueled by amphetamines and teen angst, Jimmy speeds around London on his scoot with his Mod friends getting into trouble.
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