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Private Parts (1997)

The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.

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Betty Thomas

Writers:

Howard Stern (book), Len Blum (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Howard Stern ... Himself
Robin Quivers ... Robin Quivers
Mary McCormack ... Alison Stern
Fred Norris ... Fred Norris
Paul Giamatti ... Kenny
Gary Dell'Abate ... Gary Dell'Abate
Jackie Martling ... Jackie Martling
Carol Alt ... Gloria
Richard Portnow ... Ben Stern
Kelly Bishop ... Ray Stern
Henry Goodman ... Moti
Jonathan Hadary ... Griff
Paul Hecht Paul Hecht ... Ross Buckingham
Allison Janney ... Dee Dee
Michael Murphy ... Roger Erlick
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Storyline

Having always wanted to be a disc-jockey, Howard Stern works his way painfully from radio at his 1970's college to a Detroit station. It is with a move to Washington that he hits on an outrageous off-the-wall style that catches audience attention. Despite his on-air blue talk, at home he is a loving husband. He needs all the support he can get when he joins NBC in New York and comes up against a very different vision of radio. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Never before has a man done so much with so little. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, nudity and crude sexual humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Private Parts See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,616,333, 9 March 1997

Gross USA:

$41,230,799

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,230,799
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Philip Seymour Hoffman was considered for the role of Kenny 'Pig Vomit' Rushton. See more »

Goofs

Alison announced her (successful) pregnancy at the same time Howard announced his move to WNBC in New York, which was in 1982. Alison's water broke at the ACDC rally in midtown NYC in 1985. That means Alison is shown to have a 3 year pregnancy! In reality, Howard's oldest of 3 daughters was about 2 when he was fired from WNBC in October 1985. See more »

Quotes

Ben Stern: I told you not to be stupid, you moron.
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Crazy Credits

At the Academy Awards ceremony, Mia Farrow presents a "Best Actor" award to Howard. See more »

Alternate Versions

For its airings on the USA Network, the movie occasionally pauses and 'Howard Stern' appears to provide commentary on the movie. Also, in an atypical move for a basic cable channel, USA Network presented the movie with no edits -- but with all spoken obscenities bleeped and objectionable visuals (nudity, drug use) electronically masked. This version also airs on VH1. See more »

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Soundtracks

Paranoid
Written by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler (as Terence Butler) & Bill Ward (as William Ward)
Performed by Ozzy Osbourne
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Excellent look at the life of everybody's favorite "shock jock"
8 January 2001 | by pleiades10See all my reviews

Let me begin by saying that although I am a fan of shock radio (I've been a regular listener of Washington DC based duo Don & Mike for over 10 years...), I rarely get a chance to hear Howard Stern. I was only vaguely familiar with his program, and the folks on it. That being said, I absolutely LOVED "Howard Stern's Private Parts". Wait... that didn't come out right... anyway...

HSPP follows Stern's career from being the misunderstood son of a radio engineer with aspirations of the big time, through his student film days at Boston University, where he meets and marries his wife Allison, to his first big radio gig at DC101. The humor comes from Stern's slow realization that pushing the envelope was the way to garner HUGE ratings. His arguments with management, and Paul Giamatti as Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton in specific are at once both hilarious and sad, as management tries to crush Stern's free spirit.

It's also nice to see that, yes, Howard Stern is really a nice guy, a devoted friend, and a loving father, and the image that we know as "Howard Stern" is really just an act. Although he did make some questionable decisions in his life, he always stood by those who stood by him, and for that, he should be admired.

Whether you are a fan or not, check this movie out, and see if you don't come away from the experience with a smile on your face, and a respect for the self-proclaimed "King of all Media"!


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