->''"Sex, drugs, and rock & roll... nothing ever changes."''
-->--{{Tagline}} from one of the [=DVD=] boxes

->''"Look, I don't wanna be the same as everybody else. That's why I'm a Mod, see?"''

TheMovie based on Music/TheWho's ConceptAlbum ''Music/{{Quadrophenia}}''.

There's plenty of overlap, but several tropes are exclusive to the movie.

* TheAce: Ace Face, at first.
* AdaptationExpansion: Most of the film actually takes place before the riots in Brighton.
* LargeHam: Phil Daniels as Jimmy.
* IHaveNoSon: Jimmy's mother says this when she kicks him out.
* MaleFrontalNudity: One scene takes place in a public bath.
* TraumaCongaLine: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvuArP4wdJM&feature=related First Jimmy gets arrested in Brighton, only to get kicked out of his parents' house, lose his job, his girlfriend, his mates, gets his scooter wrecked and eventually finds out his idol, Ace Face, is nothing more than a common bellboy.]]