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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.

Director:

Betty Thomas

Writers:

Howard Stern (book), Len Blum (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Howard Stern ... Himself
Robin Quivers ... Robin Quivers
Mary McCormack ... Alison Stern
Fred Norris ... Fred Norris
Paul Giamatti ... Kenny
Gary Dell'Abate ... Gary Dell'Abate
Jackie Martling ... Jackie Martling
Carol Alt ... Gloria
Richard Portnow ... Ben Stern
Kelly Bishop ... Ray Stern
Henry Goodman ... Moti
Jonathan Hadary ... Griff
Paul Hecht Paul Hecht ... Ross Buckingham
Allison Janney ... Dee Dee
Michael Murphy ... Roger Erlick
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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>

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Howard Stern's Private Parts See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Howard Stern was sick with the flu for two weeks during filming. See more »

Goofs

When Kenny "hits himself" with the phone during the fight scene with Howard, he gets a bloody nose. When the camera cuts and shows him yelling at Howard, the blood disappears. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Alternate Versions

A leaked workprint version is available for sale on the internet which features deleted scenes, alternate takes, and different music. It also has a completely different voiceover narration by throughout. Major differences include:
  • kneels and grabs "Fartman"'s behind recreating what 'Luke Perry' did in real life.
  • takes off her bikini top after she initially refuses.
  • A much longer shot of Howard imagining Gloria in her bra. Her breasts do not enlarge in this version.
  • Instead of Howard doing a goofy dance to ' "Pinhead", he does a bad reading of a sponsor's commercial.
  • Howard goes to Allison's job and tells her that they are moving to Hartford. In the film, a clip of this scene is shown as being Allison's new job in Hartford.
  • 's vignettes with and are not included.
  • Howard is shown hiding his wet underwear under his car's seat. This explains how Allison finds them there.
  • Howard performs a different poem as "Mama Look A Boo Boo Day".
  • Howard tries to record a bit in his Detroit apartment then a bullet comes through his wall.
  • The entire montage of Howard alone in Detroit set to 's "All Along the Watchtower" does not appear.
  • Howard calls Allison and begs her to come to Detroit. This is shown very briefly during the montage in the film.
  • Howard stages a rally in which he gets women to burn their bras.
  • Gary's vignette in Washington, D.C. is not included.
  • A much shorter version of Howard and Robin's first show together.
  • 's interview is not included.
  • The montage of Howard in the streets of Washington, D.C. set to 's "You Really Got Me" is not included.
  • A longer version of the lesbian sex story in which they are both topless.
  • Howard, Robin, and Fred run from a mob of adoring fans.
  • The meeting at NBC Headquarters in which they discuss hiring Howard is not included.
  • 's appearance as a waiter is not included.
  • The vignette with Gary and a donkey is not included.
  • During his victory rally, Howard encourages the crowd put up their middle fingers and yell "Screw NBC!"
  • Howard and the gang announce a segment called "Bestiality Dial-A-Date" which offends a group of elderly stockholders listening to the show. The stockholders call Erlick who then calls Vallesecca. As Howard is leaving the studio, Vallesecca fires Howard and has security escort him out of the building. A clip of this was shown in the trailer.
  • A video montage in which Howard describes what happened to him and his show after he was fired. This leads to the scene of Howard falling at the Oscars which turns out to be Howard's nightmare.
  • 's scene is not included.
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Connections

References Hop-a-Long Cassidy (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Pinhead
Written by Joey Ramone (as Jeffrey Hyman), Johnny Ramone (as John Cummings),
Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin) & Tommy Ramone (as Thomas Erdelyi)
Performed by The Ramones
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Part Comedy, Part Biography, ALL GOOD!
31 October 2002 | by walternefflivesSee 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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