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Private Parts (1997)

Cast: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Mary McCormack, more...
Director: Betty Thomas
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Studio: Paramount
Genre: Comedies, Romantic Comedy, Biopics
Running Time: 108 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Synopsis
Based on a best-selling autobiography, this comedy drama is the surprisingly sweet-natured life story of a controversial radio personality. Howard Stern, who stars as himself, is a nerdy New York kid who dreams of a disc jockey career despite being a self-loathing klutz who lacks a traditional broadcaster's voice. A strikeout artist in college, Stern's romantic travails end when he meets and marries Alison (Mary McCormack), a beautiful social worker. Stern's early career at several radio stations is undistinguished. Bored, he makes his life the centerpiece of his show, including his obsessions with sex and bathroom humor, and he finds willing cohorts in news reporter Robin Quivers and producer Fred Norris. After an abortive tenure at a Washington D.C. station that loathes his high-rated antics, he lands at NBC in New York. Again, Stern clashes regularly with executives, especially Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton (Paul Giamatti), who runs roughshod over Stern's team. At home, Stern's tendency to discuss the intimate details of his marriage takes a toll, reaching a meltdown when he jokes about Alison's recent miscarriage on-air. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

good crashcourse into the sternworld by erock77 March 5, 2007 - 8:22 PM PST
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The movie is excellent and catered towards a more mainstream audience as opposed to his strictly hardcore fans. It shows him as the human being he is and may give an idea of how he's accrued an unprecedented number of die-hard radio show fans. I was looking forward to this movie showing non-fans that he's not the scumbag the media usually portrays him as, that was shortlived while in theaters. There's literally a whole world of places and people that revolve around the Stern show, this movie gives a glimpse into the start of that world. There's not too many people that can draw 15,000 people to a booksigning, this movie is based on the first book that did that.

It's unfortunate the production company didn't want to put any effort into extra features as Stern hates to dissapoint fans.

Great insight into the making of a legend... by Emomovieluver February 3, 2003 - 9:21 AM PST
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4 out of 4 members found this review helpful
Love him or hate him, Howard Stern has blazed a legacy in the world of shock radio. "PP" is a surprisingly touching and hilarious look at his early days as he rose to power to become the self-proclaimed "king of all media". Based on his own auto-bio, Stern gives us a sentimental look of his life outside the radio station and the coming together of his staple radio comrads. Radio personalities Quivers and Norris are as comfortable in front of the camera as the mic.

Only fans need apply... by pelikan April 18, 2002 - 2:50 PM PDT
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3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Surprisingly funny and not at all the ego movie you would expect. Fans will appreciate the cameos, non-fans shouldn't bother.




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