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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Quivers
Gary Dell'Abate
Jackie Martling
Paul Hecht ...
Roger Erlick


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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


On May 23, 2001, Howard Stern said on his radio show that the scene where the Duke Of Rock goofs on him and calls him Big Bird was actually based on an incident with rock vocalist Steve Perry (of the band Journey). Stern recalled, "I walked in and he was on another guy's show . . . and he was like, 'Hey, look at this douchebag'. Remember in my movie the Duke Of Rock is goofing on me? That wasn't based on the Duke Of Rock, that was based on Steve Perry . . . Yeah, he just goofed on me. 'Hey Big Bird, what are you doing?'" In the article "Who Is Howard Stern?" in the June 14, 1990 "Rolling Stone Magazine," it's noted that Stern had described himself as looking like a cross between Big Bird and Joey Ramone. See more »


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 »


Howard (as MamaLookaboobooday): "Kill Kill Kill the White Man" by Eugene Mamalookaboobooday. Eugene is my pen name 'cause I wrote this while I was in the Pen.
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Family Guy: The Man with Two Brians (2008) See more »


Written by Will Hudson, Edgar De Lange (as Edgar DeLange) & Irving Mills
Performed by Benny Goodman
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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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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