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Private Parts (1997)

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  7 March 1997 (USA)
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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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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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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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Did You Know?


The film's opening "Fartman" sequence is based on Howard Stern's appearance on the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards. Stern (as Fartman) and Luke Perry (John Stamos in the film) presented the award for Best Metal/Hard Rock Video to Metallica for their "Enter Sandman" video; drummer Lars Ulrich and lead guitarist Kirk Hammett accepted the award. Perry and a female audience member managed to each grab a handful of Fartman's posterior, while Ulrich grabbed Fartman's codpiece. The other nominees for Best Metal/Hard Rock Video were "Let's Get Rocked" by Def Leppard, "Everything About You" by Ugly Kid Joe and "Right Now" by Van Halen. See more »


The position of Moti's newspaper on the desk at Howard's WRNW interview. See more »


Pig Vomit: [last lines - Pig Vomit speaks to the camera as road construction happens off-screen] I bear no grudge against Howard Stern. He's been very successful, and God bless him. God bless him. But I'll tell something; I ain't done too badly, myself. Uh, I manage a shopping mall down in Florence, Alabama. Yeah, it's the number one mall in Colbert County. It's number four in the state, so it's not too bad, you know? Uh, I play golf several times a week, you know? But I'll tell ya, if Howard woulda ...
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Crazy Credits

At the Academy Awards ceremony, Mia Farrow presents a "Best Actor" award to Howard. See more »


Features Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »


I Want You To Want Me
Written by Rick Nielsen
Performed by Cheap Trick
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Part Comedy, Part Biography, ALL GOOD!
31 October 2002 | by (daly city, ca) – See all my reviews

Private Parts went way beyond the call of duty. I went expecting only solid laughs. That is all I really was asking for. It delievered on all fronts: writing, directing, and acting were all top notch. It left me dumbstruck that a movie with such lowbrow humor could hand out a solid emotionally driven story at the same time. I feel this has much to do with the mix of Howard Stern's raunchy humor combined with Betty Thomas' female touch. A terrfic film.

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