6.8/10
31,882
102 user 33 critic

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 »
Reviews
Popularity
3,884 ( 2,574)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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
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:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Howard Stern's Private Parts See more »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
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

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 Stern: Irene, the weather girl! Irene, are you there?
[on the phone]
Leather Weather Lady: It's cold. *Real* cold. But your ass is gonna be plenty hot when I give you a good hard butt whippin'! Tongue!
[puts out her cigarette on the tongue of the rubberbound man]
Leather Weather Lady: What do you think about that? Turns you on, doesn't it? You little maggot!
Rubberbound Man: Yeah.
Howard Stern: Irene, thank you for the weather forecast.
Leather Weather Lady: Shut up.
Howard Stern: We hope to hear from you tomorrow. Give us some more weather!
Leather Weather Lady: Bite me, you loser!
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

For its airings on the USA Network, the movie occasionally pauses and 'Howard Stern' appears to provide commentary on the movie. Also, in an atypical move for a basic cable channel, USA Network presented the movie with no edits -- but with all spoken obscenities bleeped and objectionable visuals (nudity, drug use) electronically masked. This version also airs on VH1. 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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent look at the life of everybody's favorite "shock jock"
8 January 2001 | by pleiades10See all my reviews

Let me begin by saying that although I am a fan of shock radio (I've been a regular listener of Washington DC based duo Don & Mike for over 10 years...), I rarely get a chance to hear Howard Stern. I was only vaguely familiar with his program, and the folks on it. That being said, I absolutely LOVED "Howard Stern's Private Parts". Wait... that didn't come out right... anyway...

HSPP follows Stern's career from being the misunderstood son of a radio engineer with aspirations of the big time, through his student film days at Boston University, where he meets and marries his wife Allison, to his first big radio gig at DC101. The humor comes from Stern's slow realization that pushing the envelope was the way to garner HUGE ratings. His arguments with management, and Paul Giamatti as Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton in specific are at once both hilarious and sad, as management tries to crush Stern's free spirit.

It's also nice to see that, yes, Howard Stern is really a nice guy, a devoted friend, and a loving father, and the image that we know as "Howard Stern" is really just an act. Although he did make some questionable decisions in his life, he always stood by those who stood by him, and for that, he should be admired.

Whether you are a fan or not, check this movie out, and see if you don't come away from the experience with a smile on your face, and a respect for the self-proclaimed "King of all Media"!


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 102 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed