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Introductory statement about this film.

UK Special Edition DVD cover
Directed by: Frank Roddam
Produced by: Roy Baird, Bill Curbishley
Written by: Dave Humphries, Martin Stellman, Frank Roddam
Starring: Phil Daniels, Mark Wingett, Philip Davies, Leslie Ash, Toyah Wilcox, Garry Cooper, Sting
Music by: The Who
Edited by: Sean Barton, Mike Taylor
Distributed by: Universal
Release date(s): 1979-09-17 (Toronto Film Festival)
Running time: 117 minutes
Country: UK
Language(s): English
IMDB link

Plot summary

In Quadrophenia Sting plays the part of "Ace Face". Mods and rockers clash in 1965 Brighton.


Primary cast members of the film included:

  • Phil Daniels - Jimmy Cooper
  • Leslie Ash - Steph
  • Philip Davis - Chalky
  • Mark Wingett - Dave
  • Sting - Ace Face
  • Ray Winstone - Kevin
  • Garry Cooper = Peter
  • Gary Shail - Spider
  • Toyah Wilcox - Monkey
  • Trevor Laird - Ferdy
  • Kate Williams - Mrs Cooper
  • Michale Elphick - Mr Cooper
  • Kim Neve - Yvonne
  • Benjamin Whitrow - Mr Fulford
  • Daniel Peacock - Danny


Sting filmed his scenes Brighton in the autumn of 1978. Prinicipal photography started in late September 1978 (depending on which book you believen either on 1978-09-21 or 1978-09-26).


The movie had its UK premiere on 1979-08-16.

Quadrophenia was shown on 1979-09-17 at the Toronto Film Festival. The IMDB mentions a release at the Cannes Film Festival on 1979-05-14.

Video and DVD releases

Cover art Release date Country Format Language Special features
Quadrophenia DVD Germany 2000.jpg 2000-MM-DD Germany DVD (Region 2 / PAL) English, German, French, Spanish deleted scenes, photos
Quadrophenia DVD UK special edition.jpg 2006-MM-DD UK DVD (Region 2 / PAL) English Commentary, Making Of, On Location with Franc


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External links & reviews