Private Parts (1997)

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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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7 May 1999 | helpless_dancer
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| a look at the life of nasty Howard
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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Trivia

For the scenes that featured Howard Stern in high school, filming was done at Union High School in Union, NJ. Artie Lange, who would join "The Howard Stern Show" years later, graduated from the very same school.


Quotes

Howard Stern: I am the hero of the lesbian community.


Goofs

When Howard and Robin walk out of NBC headquarters in New York after she was fired, you can see the current NBC peacock logo in the entry way to NBC's headquarters in the background. The scene takes place in 1981-82, when NBC's "Proud N" logo would have been in use. The current peacock was introduced in the spring of 1986.


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.


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.


Soundtracks

Fever
Written by
Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport) & Eddie Cooley (as Eddie J. Cooley)
Performed by Peggy Lee
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets

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Genres

Biography | Comedy | Drama

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,616,333 9 March 1997

Gross USA:

$41,230,799

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,230,799

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