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Private Parts (1997)

R  |   |  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 <>

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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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, nudity and crude sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Howard Stern's Private Parts  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$41,198,146 (USA) (6 June 1997)

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Final on-screen appearance of Tiny Tim. He died months before this movie was released. See more »


The WTBU scene is set in the 1970s but there are two records standing up with the white A&M label that was not introduced until the late 1980s. See more »


Howard Stern: Lesbians equals ratings.
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Crazy Credits

Closing disclaimer: This motion picture is based, in part, upon actual events, persons and companies. However, numerous of the characters, incidents and companies portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious. See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Debbie Does Dallas (2013) See more »


Written by Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman, Dan Belloc & Frank LaVera
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole (as Nat King Cole)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Don't really like the guy but love the movie.
6 May 2002 | by (Torrance, Ca) – See all my reviews

The ratings that I see on Private Parts really do the movie an injustice. As of now I see the ratings are at 6.5, but I have to tell you that I'd give it a 9.

Stern is not GLORIFYING himself here. He's just telling a story as to how he got to where he is and in many cases criticizes himself. The movie is by no means egotistical which is what I TOTALLY expected to find. Instead it leads you through a tale of Poverty to Success.

Great Job Howard. I may not like you much, but you really pulled this one off.

9 out of 10

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