Quadrophenia

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: 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.

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

Steph: Going to be one of the faces?
Jimmy: What do you mean going to be? I AM one of the faces.

Judge: You are fined £75.
Ace Face: [Takes his cheque book out of his pocket] I'll pay now if you don't mind. Have you got a pen, your honour?

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Question: Is the uncredited actor who plays the post office van driver who "kills" Jimmy's scooter Derek Martin (Charlie Slater in Eastenders)?

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Answer: Yes.

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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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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