1979 BRITISH FEATURE FILM DIRECTED BY FRANC RODDAM
Toyah played Monkey in the iconic, cult mods n’ rockers film Quadrophenia in 1979. Based on the album of the same name by legendary The Who the film also stars Phil WIngett, Leslie Ash, Phil Daniels and Sting.
It would be the third time Toyah appeared with Phil Daniels following the Pebble Mill television play Glitter and the ICA stage play American Days.
It is 1965, and London Mod Jimmy Cooper (Phil Daniels), disillusioned by his parents and a job as a post-room boy at an advertising firm, finds an outlet for his teenage angst with his Mod friends Dave (Mark Wingett), Chalky (Philip Davis) and Spider (Gary Shail). One of the Mods’ rivals, the Rockers, is in fact Jimmy’s childhood friend, Kevin (Ray Winstone). An assault by aggressive Rockers on Spider leads to a serious attack on Kevin. Jimmy participates in the assault, but when he realises the victim is Kevin, he doesn’t help him, instead driving away on his scooter.
Many VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray releases have been made available over the years.
2012 US Blu-Ray + DVD / Criterion Collection edition on both Blu-Ray and DVD
2011 UK Blu-Ray / Universal
2001 US DVD / Rhino / Special Edition
2006 UK 2-DVD / Universal