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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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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 {J-26}

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Never before has a man done so much with so little. 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

Mary McCormack claimed that one of the reasons why she accepted the role, after initial reluctance because of Howard Stern's controversial reputation, was how it would affect her film career. She confided this to "Murder One" co-star Stanley Tucci over a lunch. Tucci quipped "What film career?" over her objection. McCormack decided to accept the role after Tucci advised her that she should accept it. See more »

Goofs

Howard Stern did not have long hair when arriving at WNBC, and in fact did not grow it long until approximately the time he was hired by WXRK. See more »

Quotes

[after Howard called up Pig-Vomit's wife]
Pig Vomit: You're the anti-Christ. You know that, Stern?
[shouts]
Pig Vomit: You are the mother-fucking anti-Christ!
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Crazy Credits

At the Academy Awards ceremony, Mia Farrow presents a "Best Actor" award to Howard. 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 Howard Stern throughout. Major differences include:
  • John Stamos kneels and grabs "Fartman"'s behind recreating what 'Luke Perry' did in real life.
  • Camille Grammer 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 Ramones' "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.
  • Gary Dell'Abate's vignettes with Crackhead Bob and Nicole Bass 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 Jimi Hendrix'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.
  • Robin Quivers's interview is not included.
  • The montage of Howard in the streets of Washington, D.C. set to Van Halen'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.
  • Kim Chan'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.
  • John Melendez's scene is not included.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Brass In Pocket
Written by Chrissie Hynde and James Honeyman-Scott
Performed by The Pretenders
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K./Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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"Shock jock" hits the big screen
5 February 1999 | by Bob-376See all my reviews

I was working as an usher at my local cinema when I first saw this movie, so I saw it quite a few times and it seemed to get better with every viewing. The story is of American disc jockey Howard Stern and his rise to superstardom. It has a great script with good scenes especially the one through the end titles.


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