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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On May 23, 2001, Howard Stern said on his radio show that the scene where the Duke Of Rock goofs on him and calls him Big Bird was actually based on an incident with rock vocalist Steve Perry (of the band Journey). Stern recalled, "I walked in and he was on another guy's show . . . and he was like, 'Hey, look at this douchebag'. Remember in my movie the Duke Of Rock is goofing on me? That wasn't based on the Duke Of Rock, that was based on Steve Perry . . . Yeah, he just goofed on me. 'Hey Big Bird, what are you doing?'" In the article "Who Is Howard Stern?" in the June 14, 1990 "Rolling Stone Magazine," it's noted that Stern had described himself as looking like a cross between Big Bird and Joey Ramone. See more »
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 »
[to 7-year-old Howard]
You're a moron! Now shut up and sit still!
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Kenny talks about his life after Howard, which eventually becomes a rant about how horrible Howard is. 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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