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Private Parts (1997)

 -  Biography | Comedy | Drama  -  7 March 1997 (USA)
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The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.

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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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

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7 March 1997 (USA)  »

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Private Parts  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,616,333 (USA) (7 March 1997)

Gross:

$41,198,146 (USA) (6 June 1997)
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Trivia

The film's opening "Fartman" sequence is based on Howard Stern's appearance on the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards. Stern (as Fartman) and Luke Perry (John Stamos in the film) presented the award for Best Metal/Hard Rock Video to Metallica for their "Enter Sandman" video; drummer Lars Ulrich and lead guitarist Kirk Hammett accepted the award. Perry and a female audience member managed to each grab a handful of Fartman's posterior, while Ulrich grabbed Fartman's codpiece. The other nominees for Best Metal/Hard Rock Video were "Let's Get Rocked" by Def Leppard, "Everything About You" by Ugly Kid Joe and "Right Now" by Van Halen. See more »

Goofs

When Howard and Allison are driving from Detroit to Washington, D.C., Howard gets out of the car to fill the gas tank. The delivery hose on the gasoline dispenser had been modernized with a "Stage II Vapor Recovery" system, which was not introduced until the late-'80s. See more »

Quotes

[Howard is on the phone with Pig Vomit's wife]
Howard Stern: Hello. Is this Betty Jean Rushton?
Betty Jean Rushton: Yes, it is.
Howard Stern: Hi, there. This is Howard Stern, WNnnnnBC. I'm calling because your husband Kenny has been really bitchy around the station lately and we thought that maybe you should give him some more sex.
Betty Jean Rushton: More sex?
Howard Stern: Yeah, he's *backed up*! Isn't he backed up, Ross?
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Kenny talks about his life after Howard, which eventually becomes a rant about how horrible Howard is. See more »

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In This Place
Written and Performed by Robin Trower
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, A Division of EMI, Under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Don't really like the guy but love the movie.
6 May 2002 | by (Torrance, Ca) – See all my reviews

The ratings that I see on Private Parts really do the movie an injustice. As of now I see the ratings are at 6.5, but I have to tell you that I'd give it a 9.

Stern is not GLORIFYING himself here. He's just telling a story as to how he got to where he is and in many cases criticizes himself. The movie is by no means egotistical which is what I TOTALLY expected to find. Instead it leads you through a tale of Poverty to Success.

Great Job Howard. I may not like you much, but you really pulled this one off.

9 out of 10


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