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Private Parts (1997)

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  7 March 1997 (USA)
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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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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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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 »

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Release Date:

7 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Howard Stern's Private Parts  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


John Stamos introduces Howard's Fartman character in the opening scene but in real life it was Luke Perry. Perry later admitted to Stern that he feared the movie would not be good and turned down the chance to play himself. See more »


The day Robin was fired from NBC was a warm sunny day, the next day Ross, Robin's replacement announced the anniversary of John Lennon's death. Lennon died on 8 December 1980. See more »


12-Year-Old Howard: But why can't I play with my puppets?
Ben Stern: Shut up, ya know why!
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Crazy Credits

Stern cohort 'Stuttering John' Melendez rants about Howard not putting him in the movie. See more »


Spoofs I Love Lucy (1951) See more »


Tortured Man
Written by John King, Michael Simpson (as Mike Simpson), Howard Stern,
Jackie Martling (as Jackie 'The Joke Man' Martling) & Fred Norris
Performed by Howard Stern and The Dust Brothers
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Howard Stern IS The King Of All Media!
20 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This gem of a flick is the great Rockyesque story of shock jock Howard Stern's rise to fame and infamy. I was thinking this film was gonna really suck going by a lot of the movie previews prior to its release, but I was sorely and happily mistaken.

The film is perfectly structured, perfectly written, and it's absolute travesty that Howard wasn't nominated for an Oscar for best actor! Here's what the Oscar nominees shoulda been for this film: Howard Stern for Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Private Parts also manages to take a fresh approach on the old "woman having a noisy orgasm" comedy scene. Yes, this flick is one of the few cases where the movie is actually better than the book. Over, out, and all that jazz.

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