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Private Parts (1997)

The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Dell'Abate
Ray Stern
Paul Hecht ...
Ross Buckingham
Dee Dee


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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He turned on everyone who tuned in! 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 USA:

$14,616,333, 9 March 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,198,146, 8 June 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Howard Stern, he was fully aroused during the bathtub scene with Melanie Good. This explains why when he leaves the tub, he is bent over and covers his crotch. See more »


When Howard and Allison are driving from Detroit to Washington, D.C., Howard gets out of the car to fill the gas tank. The delivery hose on the gasoline dispenser had been modernized with a "Stage II Vapor Recovery" system, which was not introduced until the late-'80s. See more »


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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Crazy Credits

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


Featured in Frontline: The Merchants of Cool (2001) See more »


Hard Charger
Written by Porno For Pyros & Perry Farrell
Performed by Porno For Pyros
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Excellent look at the life of everybody's favorite "shock jock"
8 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Let me begin by saying that although I am a fan of shock radio (I've been a regular listener of Washington DC based duo Don & Mike for over 10 years...), I rarely get a chance to hear Howard Stern. I was only vaguely familiar with his program, and the folks on it. That being said, I absolutely LOVED "Howard Stern's Private Parts". Wait... that didn't come out right... anyway...

HSPP follows Stern's career from being the misunderstood son of a radio engineer with aspirations of the big time, through his student film days at Boston University, where he meets and marries his wife Allison, to his first big radio gig at DC101. The humor comes from Stern's slow realization that pushing the envelope was the way to garner HUGE ratings. His arguments with management, and Paul Giamatti as Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton in specific are at once both hilarious and sad, as management tries to crush Stern's free spirit.

It's also nice to see that, yes, Howard Stern is really a nice guy, a devoted friend, and a loving father, and the image that we know as "Howard Stern" is really just an act. Although he did make some questionable decisions in his life, he always stood by those who stood by him, and for that, he should be admired.

Whether you are a fan or not, check this movie out, and see if you don't come away from the experience with a smile on your face, and a respect for the self-proclaimed "King of all Media"!

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