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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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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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In the tradition of great rebels like George Washington, James Dean, Malcolm X, Abraham Lincoln and Lenny Bruce... One man is still revolting 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)  »

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Howard Stern's Private Parts  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$41,198,146 (USA) (6 June 1997)
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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 »

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During AC/DC's final performance, there is a sign for a "Staples" store in the background. Staples was not a chain store in 1985. See more »

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

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All Along The Watchtower
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Jimi Hendrix
Courtesy of Experience Hendrix, LLC and MCA Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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A little one-sided in it's story telling but it's all very funny
11 January 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The true story of Howard Stern's "rise" from schoolboy nerd to leading DJ in the USA. This is adapted from his book and is a whirlwind ride through 30 years, with the main focus being on his career at small stations and his big break at NBC. The fact that it is from Stern himself means that the story focuses on his good sides and tends to brush over the more difficult issues relating to his insensitivity towards his wife etc, but that doesn't stop this being a funny enjoyable film.

Stern plays himself with a great sense of self - most of his jokes put himself down rather than being arrogant. This helps endear the audience to him with great effect and makes him more sympathetic. The comedy is very sharp (and rude) throughout and even if we don't get any great insights at least we have a good laugh.

Stern is good in the lead role (admittedly if he can't play himself what can he do!) And his colleagues are also good as themselves. Paul Giamatti is great as the put upon producer at NBC and the rest of the cast is filled out with weird characters. One complaint would be the copious amount of nudity in the film - I realise that it's a true story but it did seem to be put in just to get the audience at times (well....like Stern's show itself I guess).

Overall this plays like a rude Woody Allen film (funny narrative voice-overs) and it has a certain charm to it that towers over the smuttiness to make it feel a much nicer film than it is. Even if you don't know who Stern is (i.e. most people outside of America) this is a very funny enjoyable film.


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