本片是爱尔兰藉超级摇滚乐团U2在美国巡回演唱期间拍摄完成的演唱会纪录片，制作目的是想让观众来了解U2如何工作、如何创作歌曲？以及他们对音乐所付出的感情。演唱会上U2唱了他们的金曲，也演唱了其他知名歌曲，还与BB king一起表演 二重奏。
Now lemme tell you somethin'. I've had enough of Irish Americans who haven't been back to their country in twenty or thirty years come up to me and talk about the resistence, the revolution back home. And the glory of the revolution, and the glory of dyin' for the revolution. Fuck the revolution! They don't talk about the glory of killing for the revolution. What's the glory in takin' a man from his bed and gunnin' him down in front of his wife and his children? Where's the glory in that? Where's the glory in bombing a Rememberance Day parade of old-aged pensioners, their medals taken out and polished up for the day. Where's the glory in that? To leave them dyin', or crippled for life, or dead, under the rubble of a revolution that the majority of the people of my country don't want. Sing no more!
Am I bugging you? I don't mean to bug ya.
[about Larry's feet]
If I had feet like that Lawrence, I wouldn't want them in the film.