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Mike Jacobs Jr.
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
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Final on-screen appearance of Tiny Tim. He died months before this movie was released. See more »
David Letterman's CBS set is used when he is supposedly at NBC (because NBC refused permission to use that set). See more »
My answer is "cock", and I wrote it really big, so I have a "big cock!"
I'm afraid you can't say "big cock" on the air. That's a no-no.
But I just said "pussy".
Yeah, she just said *pussy*!
Well, pussy's okay. It's the way you say it. "Big cock" coming out of your mouth is, just not good.
Wait a minute. I can't say "big cock", but you can say "big cock coming out of your mouth?"
[Pig Vomit, very pissed off, starts running for the studio]
[as Richard Nixon]
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At the Academy Awards ceremony, Mia Farrow presents a "Best Actor" award to Howard. See more »
This could have been so bad: instead, it's a masterpiece
I SO enjoyed this movie.
I watched this movie without realizing until close to the end that Howard Stern was playing himself.
I was a radio announcer myself, during the period when Stern got going. This movie has the 'feel' of reality to it. I recognized so many of the people I worked with in this movie. Every radio station has some of them. The studios of the period were just like this.
Of course, this movie was severely compressed in time and space. Radio is like warfare: lengthy periods of utter boredom punctuated by periods of pure panic. We don't need to see the slow bits. Each hour of on-air radio presentation requires something like three hours of preparation: we don't see the hard work that goes into such a show.
We do see a very funny and entertaining movie. Don't forget, I was in the industry at the time this all happened: and this one feels 'real' to me.
Many autobiographical pieces by "stars" turn into awful sycophantic schmaltz-fests. This one didn't. It could have been awful. Most of this kind are. This one... is excellent.
And if you've never worked in broadcasting -- it's still very funny!
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