Jimmy is a young Mod living in 60's London.
Along with his friends he enjoys driving his scooter, popping pills and drinking alcohol.
Jimmy lives with his parents and doesn't get on with his drunken father.
Working as a junior mailboy in an advertising company he dreams of weekends away with his Mod friends and fights with the Rockers.
Jimmy meets one of his school friends in the municipal bath, he turns out to be a rocker.
Jimmy and his mates are getting ready to drive their scooters down to Brighton for the bank holiday weekend and order their suits and raid a chemist for there supply of blues.
Jimmy starts to catch the eye of Steph, a lovely modette played by Leslie Ash.
On arriving in Brighton there is a clash of Mods and rockers and JImmy and Steph manage to slip away, hide and make love in an alleyway.
Jimmy gets arrested and Steph escapes.
On Jimmy's return to London the drugs and deink catch up with him, he goes into a deep depression especially when Steph starts going out with one of Jimmy's mates.
Jimmy has a break down and travels back to Brighton to try to recreate the feeling of brotherhood and camaradery he found fighting along the Mods against the rocker and police.
He finds something,but not what he is looking for.

Daniel Wright

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Question: Is it just me or is Jimmy shown driving 2 different scooters in the final scene at the cliffs? One has a window shield; the other doesn't.

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