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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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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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He turned on everyone who tuned in! See more »


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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)  »

Also Known As:

Howard Stern's 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 live performance of AC/DC was filmed at Bryant Park in New York City in July 1996. See more »

Goofs

When Howard is backstage at the 1992 MTV Music Awards, John Popper of Blues Traveler is seen playing his harmonica in the background. Although the band formed in 1987, Blues Traveler was virtually unknown until their breakout album "Four", which was released in 1994. Popper would certainly not have been backstage at the 1992 MTV Music Awards. See more »

Quotes

Researcher: The average radio listener listens for eighteen minutes. The average Howard Stern fan listens for - are you ready for this? - an hour and twenty minutes.
Pig Vomit: How can that be?
Researcher: Answer most commonly given? "I want to see what he'll say next."
Pig Vomit: Okay, fine. But what about the people who hate Stern?
Researcher: Good point. The average Stern hater listens for two and a half hours a day.
Pig Vomit: But... if they hate him, why do they listen?
Researcher: Most common answer? "I want to see what he'll say next."
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs The Match Game (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Lomir Singen Ciri Bim, Ciri Bom
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Performed by Theatre Bucharest
Courtesy of LaserLight Digital
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Part Comedy, Part Biography, ALL GOOD!
31 October 2002 | by (daly city, ca) – See all my reviews

Private Parts went way beyond the call of duty. I went expecting only solid laughs. That is all I really was asking for. It delievered on all fronts: writing, directing, and acting were all top notch. It left me dumbstruck that a movie with such lowbrow humor could hand out a solid emotionally driven story at the same time. I feel this has much to do with the mix of Howard Stern's raunchy humor combined with Betty Thomas' female touch. A terrfic film.


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