MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 1,254 this week

Private Parts (1997)

 -  Biography | Comedy | Drama  -  7 March 1997 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 26,789 users   Metascore: 67/100
Reviews: 96 user | 34 critic | 19 from Metacritic.com

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

Director:

Writers:

(book), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 10 Dec 2010
 
a list of 35 titles
created 07 Jun 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Private Parts" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Private Parts (1997)

Private Parts (1997) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Private Parts.

User Polls

2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Two friends Dennis and Joe join the military together. While on a routine mission, the two are quickly surrounded by enemy fire. When Joe stands up in the line of fire to run, Dennis pushes... See full summary »

Director: James Balsamo
Stars: Billy Walsh, Carmine Capobianco, James Balsamo
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Three Venusians land on Earth and transform themselves into beautiful buxom babes, then go about their task of sucking the life force out of unsuspecting males. Their disguises are a propos... See full summary »

Director: Ted A. Bohus
Stars: Leon Head, Michelle Bauer, Theresa Lynn
Die Watching (1993)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A serial killer who makes his living as an adult video maker/editor, becomes involved with an artist neighbour. He tries to keep his secret from her, but the police are slowly closing in on... See full summary »

Director: Charles Davis
Stars: Christopher Atkins, Vali Ashton, Mike Jacobs Jr.
Private Parts (1972)
Horror | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When Cheryl and her roommate quarrel, Cheryl moves into her aunt's skid-row hotel in downtown L.A. rather than return home to Ohio. The lodgers are odd, Aunt Martha is a moralizer obsessed ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bartel
Stars: Ayn Ruymen, Lucille Benson, John Ventantonio
Howard Stern (1994–2005)
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Raunchy interviews, sketches, and social commentary from the king of shock radio.

Stars: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, John Melendez
Howard Stern on Demand (TV Series 2005)
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stars: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Artie Lange
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Michael Bernhaut
Stars: Howard Stern, Elephant Boy, Daniel Carver
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Himself
...
Herself
...
...
Himself
...
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
...
...
...
...
Griff
Paul Hecht ...
...
...
Roger Erlick
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Howard Stern's Private Parts  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$41,198,146 (USA) (6 June 1997)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The live performance of AC/DC was filmed at Bryant Park in New York City in July 1996. See more »

Goofs

The day Robin was fired from NBC was a warm sunny day, the next day Ross, Robin's replacement announced the anniversary of John Lennon's death. Lennon died on 8 December 1980. See more »

Quotes

Ben Stern: I told you not to be stupid, you moron.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Kenny talks about his life after Howard, which eventually becomes a rant about how horrible Howard is. See more »

Connections

Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #5.121 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)
Written by Ray Evans & Jay Livingston
Performed by Doris Day
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A little one-sided in it's story telling but it's all very funny
11 January 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The true story of Howard Stern's "rise" from schoolboy nerd to leading DJ in the USA. This is adapted from his book and is a whirlwind ride through 30 years, with the main focus being on his career at small stations and his big break at NBC. The fact that it is from Stern himself means that the story focuses on his good sides and tends to brush over the more difficult issues relating to his insensitivity towards his wife etc, but that doesn't stop this being a funny enjoyable film.

Stern plays himself with a great sense of self - most of his jokes put himself down rather than being arrogant. This helps endear the audience to him with great effect and makes him more sympathetic. The comedy is very sharp (and rude) throughout and even if we don't get any great insights at least we have a good laugh.

Stern is good in the lead role (admittedly if he can't play himself what can he do!) And his colleagues are also good as themselves. Paul Giamatti is great as the put upon producer at NBC and the rest of the cast is filled out with weird characters. One complaint would be the copious amount of nudity in the film - I realise that it's a true story but it did seem to be put in just to get the audience at times (well....like Stern's show itself I guess).

Overall this plays like a rude Woody Allen film (funny narrative voice-overs) and it has a certain charm to it that towers over the smuttiness to make it feel a much nicer film than it is. Even if you don't know who Stern is (i.e. most people outside of America) this is a very funny enjoyable film.


28 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Movie ruined by Howards split from wife plissken99
I invented movies...hoo hoo Nanti71
Paul Giamatti stole every scene he was in arkitech515
IMUS MOVIE davidf32725
favorite scene/part? chris_bodkin
Female body builder peatmeister
Discuss Private Parts (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?