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Quadrophenia ★★★ 1979 (R)

Pete Townshend's excellent rock opera about an alienated youth looking for life's meaning in Britain's music scene circa 1963. Jimmy (Daniels) and his pals are Mods who brawl with their rivals, the Rockers. Music by The Who is powerful and apt. Fine performance by Sting in his acting debut as The Ace Face. 115m/C VHS, DVD . GB Phil Daniels, Mark Wingett, Philip Davis, Leslie Ash, Sting, Garry Cooper, Gary Shail, Toyah Willcox, Trevor Laird, Ray Winstone; D: Franc Roddam; W: Franc Roddam, Martin Stellman, Dave Humphries, Pete Townshend; C: Brian Tufano; M: John Entwhistle, Pete Townshend.