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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Howard Stern appears on Late Night with David Letterman (1982) wearing a T-shirt reading "On Strike Against NBC" and openly criticizes the network while Paul Giamatti plays an executive who watches this on TV in dismay. Giamatti later starred as Harvey Pekar in American Splendor (2003) which features a scene where Pekar causes a stir when he criticizes NBC on the same show while wearing a T-shirt with the same words written on it (which happened in real life). See more »
As Howard's car is seen driving over a bridge, on his way to New York for his new job at WNBC, David Bowie's "Let's Dance" is playing. Howard's first official day at WNBC was September 6, 1982, so obviously he had to arrive in New York around that date. However, "Let's Dance" was not released until March 17, 1983. See more »
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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