“Quadrophenia” quotes

(1979)
Movie Quadrophenia
Title Quadrophenia
Year 1979
Director Franc Roddam
Genre Drama, Crime, Music
Plot – Jimmy Woo is about twenty and lives in London with his modest family. He works as deliveryman for an advertising agency but he's a misfit who doesn't like his job. His parents treat him as if he has lost his marbles. He's happy only when he swallows stimulants, dances rock music or participates to raids. At the same time, Jimmy courts the shop assistant of a supermarket, Steph. He finds himself involved in a serious gang battle and he's arrested. What's more, his parents kick him out of the house and Steph rejects him, while the agency fires him and his friends disappear. On the saddle of his motor scooter, Jimmy throws himself into the sea from the cliffs of Dover.
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)
    (continue reading)
    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
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