Trivia: Michael Elphick and Phil Daniels play father and son in this film. In real life, Elphick was only twelve years older than Daniels.
Trivia: During the Brighton riot scene, a man throws a table through the cafe window, he is Alan Curbishley who, at the time of filming, played football for West Ham United and later their manager. His Brother is Bill Curbishley, Manager of 'The Who', who produced the film and wrote most of the songs featured in the film.
Trivia: A lot of the cast of Quadrophenia also appeared in the film Scum which was made the same year.