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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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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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$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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Trivia

John Stamos introduces Howard's Fartman character in the opening scene but in real life it was Luke Perry. Perry later admitted to Stern that he feared the movie would not be good and turned down the chance to play himself. 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 (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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At the Academy Awards ceremony, Mia Farrow presents a "Best Actor" award to Howard. See more »

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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.38 (2014) See more »

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Whip It
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh & Gerald V. Casale (as Gerald Casale)
Performed by Devo
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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This could have been so bad: instead, it's a masterpiece
24 January 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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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