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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:
... Himself
... Robin Quivers
... Alison Stern
... Fred Norris
... Kenny
... Gary Dell'Abate
... Jackie Martling
... Gloria
... Ben Stern
... Ray Stern
... Moti
... Griff
Paul Hecht ... Ross Buckingham
... Dee Dee
... Roger Erlick


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 USA:

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

Gross USA:

$41,198,146, 8 June 1997
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Film debuts of Leslie Bibb and Sarah Hyland. See more »


While Howard is in Washington DC, he helps a woman have an orgasm over the air. When this happens, the scene shows a car with New York plates jump the curb at an intersection along E 189th St in the Bronx. The radio station in Washington DC was local and not syndicated so somebody in New York couldn't be listening. See more »


Ben Stern: Symphony Sid. By the powers vested in me by the Federal Communications Commission, I command you get on the microphone in a serious manner and continue this broadcast.
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Crazy Credits

Closing disclaimer: This motion picture is based, in part, upon actual events, persons and companies. However, numerous of the characters, incidents and companies portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious. See more »


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


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
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a look at the life of nasty Howard
7 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film documents the life and times of radio talk host Howard Stern. While his younger years are displayed in a hit and miss fashion, the years concerning his radio heyday are nicely done. He started out as a local d.j., merely spinning records and doing weather. Becoming bored with this format, he chooses to do a more spontaneous show which causes trouble with his employers. When he reaches the top of the pile at NBC, his antics become even more outrageous which catapults him to enormous fame. Vulgar, but very funny. Go on and watch it.

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