“Quadrophenia” quotes

Movie Quadrophenia
Title Quadrophenia
Year 1979
Director Franc Roddam
Genre Drama, Crime, Music
Plot – Jimmy Cooper is young London mod, he lives at home with his family and works in the post room at an advertising agency. But he's a misfit who doesn't like his job. His parents don’t understand his life and treat him as if he has lost his marbles. He only seems to be happy when he’s partying or on his scooter with his mates. The film focuses on the build up and the events at a big ride out to Brighton. Jimmy has the hots for supermarket assistant, Steph and is delighted to find out she’ll also be at Brighton. When they get there they find the town full of Rockers and Jimmy finds himself caught up in a serious gang battle and he's arrested but not before a quick up and down in an alley with Steph. He attends court with Ace Face played by Sting.  His parents are furious kick him out of the house and back in London Steph rejects him. He falls out with his friends over his attitude and drug use and the agency fires him. The film closes with a doped up Jimmy racing the Faces’ stolen scooter perilously close the cliffs at Beachy Head.
All actors – Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, Ray Winstone, Garry Cooper, Gary Shail, Toyah Willcox, Trevor Laird, Kate Williams, Michael Elphick, Kim Neve, Benjamin Whitrow, Daniel Peacock, Jeremy Child, John Phillips, Timothy Spall, Olivier Pierre, George Innes, John Bindon, P.H. Moriarty, Hugh Lloyd, Cross Section, John Altman, Jesse Birdsall, Loren Day, Harry Fielder, Julian Firth, Simon Gipps-Kent, Carol Harrison, Gary Holton, Tom Ingram, Derek Lyons, Peter McNamara, Glen Murphy, The Who
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  • “If you don't work, you don't get paid no money. And I like money.”
    Garry Cooper - Peter
    [Tag:greed, money, working]
  • “- Mr. Fulford: You got a good steady job here Cooper, plenty of young men would give their eye-teeth to be in your shoes.
    - Jimmy: Oh yeah! Well find one then.
    - Mr. Fulford: I beg your pardon?
    - Jimmy: You heard. I said find one then. Yeah I'll tell you what you can do with your eye-teeth and your job, you can take the mail and the franking...” (continue)
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    Benjamin Whitrow - Mr. Fulford
    Phil Daniels - Jimmy
  • “- Mother: Where you been?
    - Jimmy: Fell asleep on the train and ended up in bloody Neasden.
    - Mother: Ridin' about on them motorbikes all night, I'm not surprised. It's not normal.
    - Jimmy: Oh, yeah? What's normal, then?”

    Kate Williams - Mother
    Phil Daniels - Jimmy
  • “I don't wanna be the same as everybody else. That's why I'm a Mod, see? I mean, you gotta be somebody, ain't ya, or you might as well jump in the sea and drown.”
    Phil Daniels - Jimmy
  • “- Jimmy: I never realized.
    - Kevin: Never realized what?
    - Jimmy: You're a rocker.
    - Kevin: What, am I black or something?
    - Jimmy: Well you ain't exactly white in that sort of get up, are you?”

    Phil Daniels - Jimmy
    Ray Winstone - Kevin
  • “That's why I joined the army, to be different. But it doesn’t matter where you go, there's always some cunt with stars and stripes wants to tell you what to do.”
    Ray Winstone - Kevin