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* FakeBrit: Creator/JackNicholson cameos as the very very English-sounding Specialist.

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* FakeBrit: FakeBrit:
** Nora Walker is played by the extremely-American (born in Sweden) Ann-Margret.
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Creator/JackNicholson cameos as the very very English-sounding Specialist.


* RecursiveAdaptation: The album was adapted as a musical in the 1990s, and produced an album of the original cast recording.

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* RecursiveAdaptation: The album was adapted as a musical in the 1990s, and produced an album of the original cast recording. The film soundtrack was also released as a double album.

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* TropeNamer: The term "RockOpera" was coined to describe the album, though whether the term actually fits is debatable.


* FakeNationality: Creator/JackNicholson cameos as the very very English-sounding Specialist.

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* FakeNationality: FakeBrit: Creator/JackNicholson cameos as the very very English-sounding Specialist.


* ExecutiveMeddling: Creator/KenRussell insisted on casting Creator/OliverReed in the movie, and consequently expanded his character's role to replace that of Tommy's father in the album. This led Creator/PeteTownshend to have to tweak his singing parts so it was within his range.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Creator/KenRussell insisted on casting Creator/OliverReed in the movie, and consequently expanded his character's role to replace that of Tommy's father in the album. This led Creator/PeteTownshend Music/PeteTownshend to have to tweak his singing parts so it was within his range.

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* FakeNationality: Creator/JackNicholson cameos as the very very English-sounding Specialist.


* ExecutiveMeddling: Creator/KenRussell insisted on casting Creator/OliverReed in the movie, and consequently expanded his character's role to replace that of Tommy's father in the album.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Creator/KenRussell insisted on casting Creator/OliverReed in the movie, and consequently expanded his character's role to replace that of Tommy's father in the album. This led Creator/PeteTownshend to have to tweak his singing parts so it was within his range.


* TheCameo / StuntCasting: Several cover or repeat albums have used celebrities to play various characters, including having the Doctor played by Creator/RichardHarris and Creator/JonPertwee respectively (the latter being a CastingGag).

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* TheCameo / StuntCasting: Several cover or repeat albums have used celebrities to play various characters, including having the Doctor played by Creator/RichardHarris DawsonCasting: Roger Daltrey is just less than three years younger than his screen mother Ann-Margret, and Creator/JonPertwee respectively (the latter being a CastingGag).just over four years younger than his screen stepfather Creator/OliverReed. To top it all off, Daltrey is exactly three months older than his screen father Robert Powell. He is also two years older than Keith Moon, who plays his uncle Ernie.



* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Ann-Margret largely improvised the infamous bean scene. Creator/KenRussell simply told her that her character was having a nervous breakdown, and that she could do whatever she wanted. Unfortunately, at one point during filming, her hand accidentally struck the broken glass of the television screen and Russell had to rush her to the hospital for stitches.



** Music/DavidBowie was considered for the role of the Acid Queen at some point.

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** Music/DavidBowie was considered for the role of the Acid Queen at some point. Music/MickJagger was reportedly offered the role but insisted on singing three of his own songs so the role was given to Music/TinaTurner.


* TheCameo/StuntCasting: Several cover or repeat albums have used celebrities to play various characters, including having the Doctor played by Creator/RichardHarris and Creator/JonPertwee respectively (the latter being a CastingGag).

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* TheCameo/StuntCasting: TheCameo / StuntCasting: Several cover or repeat albums have used celebrities to play various characters, including having the Doctor played by Creator/RichardHarris and Creator/JonPertwee respectively (the latter being a CastingGag).

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* TheCameo/StuntCasting: Several cover or repeat albums have used celebrities to play various characters, including having the Doctor played by Creator/RichardHarris and Creator/JonPertwee respectively (the latter being a CastingGag).


** During a concert, while performing "See Me, Feel Me" early in the morning, the sun broke over the horizon just as Tommy started singing the chorus, bathing the stage in sunlight. While unplanned, the effect was so good that the band began incorporating lighting rigs into their act just to replicate it, and it's given a nod in the movie.

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** During a concert, the legendary Woodstock festival, while performing "See Me, Feel Me" early in the morning, the sun broke over the horizon just as Tommy started singing the chorus, bathing the stage in sunlight. While unplanned, the effect was so good that the band began incorporating lighting rigs into their act just to replicate it, and it's given a nod in the movie.


* ThrowItIn: The building that is seen to be on fire, part of Tommy's holiday camp, is in fact, really burning down. It is South Parade Pier in Southsea. A fire was accidentally started during filming, and the crew decided to include the footage in the film. The fire crews and the fire are genuine. The pier was rebuilt, and is still in use today.

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* ThrowItIn: ThrowItIn:
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The building that is seen to be on fire, part of Tommy's holiday camp, is in fact, really burning down. It is South Parade Pier in Southsea. A fire was accidentally started during filming, and the crew decided to include the footage in the film. The fire crews and the fire are genuine. The pier was rebuilt, and is still in use today.today.
** During a concert, while performing "See Me, Feel Me" early in the morning, the sun broke over the horizon just as Tommy started singing the chorus, bathing the stage in sunlight. While unplanned, the effect was so good that the band began incorporating lighting rigs into their act just to replicate it, and it's given a nod in the movie.


* PlayingGertrude: Ann-Margret as Tommy's mother (34) and Oliver Reed as Uncle Frank (37), in relation to the adult Tommy, who was played by 31-year-old Roger Daltrey.



** The whole thing was originally going to be about a girl who was reincarnated.

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** The whole thing was originally going to be about a girl who was reincarnated.reincarnated.
* WorkingTitle: ''Deaf Dumb and Blind Boy'' and ''Amazing Journey''.
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* PropRecycling: The costumes in the "Rex Baked Beans" advert were originally made for the lavish masked ball sequence in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973'', and the dress worn by the Queen in the Rex ad is that worn by Geraldine Chaplin in the earlier film.

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* PropRecycling: The costumes in the "Rex Baked Beans" advert were originally made for the lavish masked ball sequence in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973'', and the dress worn by the Queen in the Rex ad is that worn by Geraldine Chaplin Creator/GeraldineChaplin in the earlier film.

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* PlayingGertrude: Ann-Margret as Tommy's mother (34) and Oliver Reed as Uncle Frank (37), in relation to the adult Tommy, who was played by 31-year-old Roger Daltrey.

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