In 1970s Belfast, Terri Hooley is an idealistic rocker who finds himself caught in the middle of Northern Ireland's bitter Troubles. Seeing a parallel in the chaos with Jamaica, Hooley opens a record shop, Good Vibrations, to help bring reggae music to his city to help encourage some harmony. However, Hooley soon discovers a new music genre, punk rock, and is inspired by its youthful vitality to become an important record producer and promoter of the local scene. In doing so, Hooley would struggle both with the industry's realities and his chaotic personal life that threaten to consume him. However, he would also be instrumental in creating an alternative Irish community that would bridge his land's religious and social rivalries with an art no one expected.
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Did You Know?
Writer Glenn Patterson
got the idea for the film when he bumped into Terri Hooley
in a bar in Belfast and was entranced by the stories he told about his past. See more
During the concert in the Ulster Hall, a punk is seen wearing a Casualties patch.The Casualties were formed in 1990. See more
When I look out at youse all gathered here, it confirms something I always felt.
When It comes to punk: New York has the haircuts, London Has the trousers, but Belfast has the Reason!
Written by Paul Burgess and Thomas Coulter
Performed by Jason Falkner
Produced by David Holmes
Published by Paul Burgess and
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