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Quadrophenia
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Directed By
Franc Roddam

Written By:
Franc Roddam, Pete Townshend

Cast:
Phil Daniels, Philip Davis, Leslie Ash, Sting, Garry Cooper, Toyah Willcox, Ray Winstone

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Quadrophenia (1979)
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Movie Review by ManMachine
March 30th, 2018

The Rockers and the Mods Clash

(*Lyrics excerpt*) - "Talking 'bout my generation!"

Set in London (circa 1964) - (The way I see it) - "Quadrophenia" was something of a "rebel without a cause" story (geared for the lost, 60s generation).

But, when it came to this particular wayward, little rebel (in the incarnation of Jimmy Cooper) - The emphasis on his 4-sided schizophrenia was more decidedly pronounced, yet not so seriously dangerous.

As I understand it - "Quadrophenia" was something of a biography tale closely depicting (guitarist/songwriter) Peter Townsend's nostalgic youth (as a "Rocker") in London.

And, in those glory days - It was all about dancing, romancing, drugging, and, yes, slugging it out with the "Mods" over control of territorial turf, and such.

*Note* - (singer/songwriter) Sting (of the Police) makes a cameo appearance in the story as the belligerent teen-idol, "Ace Face".

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