Quadrophenia

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jimmy is run over by the post office van, his scooter changes, from an Li150 Lambretta, which he has been on all the way through, to an SX style Lambretta, which has the hexagonal headlamp, not the round headlamp as found on the Li.

Continuity mistake: During the scene where Spider returns to the club and the Mods are off hunting, John Altman is seen leaving the club and riding on the back of a scooter. Second shot, he's dancing.

Continuity mistake: In the party scene, the Who's Quick One/Sell out album is in a different position the second time it's shown.

Continuity mistake: When Jimmy meets his old school pal Kevin Herriot at the public baths, Kevin's hair is quite short, but in the cafe after his bath his hair is long and bushy in a DA style.

Factual error: In the Brighton street scenes the parading air cadets are wearing service issue pullovers. These were not introduced as part of the uniform until the mid seventies. During the sixties air cadets would have been wearing battledress tunics.

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Trivia: A lot of the cast of Quadrophenia also appeared in the film Scum which was made the same year.

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Question: Was Steph, played by Leslie Ash, supposed to be a mod girl or just a girl who hung around with with mods?because her clothes which was mainly dresses and skirts and a leather coat wasn't really mod girl clothes, her hair was long and in no particular style and wore very little eye make up.A classic mod girl would would have worn ski pants, have a short hairstyle like a bob and would wear dark eye make up like other girls in the film.

Answer: Your description of "Mod" is too limited. It included a wider range of fashion styles beyond what you've described and included mini-skirts, geometric-patterned dresses, casual hip-hugger pants, leather coats and jackets, and so on. The same with hairstyles which varied from short, angular bobs, to beehives, and long tresses with feathered bangs. The "natural" look was also in style then, along with the more extreme make-up type. Steph certainly fit into the overall Mod style and culture.

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