Private Parts

Private Parts

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Director: Betty Thomas

Cast: Betty Thomas, Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Mary McCormack

     
 

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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… See more details below

Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
Although this biographical comedy about famed shock jock Howard Stern has all the raunch his fans would expect, it is also a remarkably moving love story. Stern's courtship and marriage to his wife Allison is presented by director Betty Thomas, through all its turbulent ups and downs, including the notorious miscarriage argument. Anyone wondering how Allison Stern can put up with her husband's tell-all radio personality and on-air sexual flirting with nude models might start to understand. It is because she loves him, and even viewers who don't love Stern's caustically honest style will leave this film at least respecting that.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929302994
Original Release:
1997
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:48:00
Sales rank:
24,823

Special Features

Closed Caption; Interactive menus; Scene selection

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Howard Stern Howard Stern
Robin Quivers Robin Quivers
Mary McCormack Alison Stern
Fred Norris Fred Norris
Paul Giamatti Kenny
Jackie Martling Jackie Martling
Gary Dell'Abate Gary Dell'Abate
Carol Alt Gloria
Richard Portnow Ben Stern
Kelly Bishop Ray Stern
Henry Goodman Moti
Jonathan Hadary Griff
Paul Hecht Ross Buckingham
Allison Janney Dee Dee
Michael Murphy Roger Erlick
James Murtaugh Payton
Reni Santoni Vallesecca
Lee Wilkof Marvin Mamoulian
Melanie Good Brittany
Theresa Lynn Orgasm Woman
Amber Smith Julie
Althea Cassidy The Kielbasa Queen
Jenna Jameson Many
Bobby Borriello Seven-Year-Old Howard
Michael Maccarone 12-Year-Old Howard
Matthew Friedman 16-Year-Old Howard
Mia Farrow Actor
AC/DC Themselves

Technical Credits
Betty Thomas Director
Peter Afterman Musical Direction/Supervision
Joseph G. Aulisi Costumes/Costume Designer
Len Blum Screenwriter
Rick Butler Art Director
Celia Costas Co-producer
Daniel Goldberg Executive Producer
Richard Graves Asst. Director
Olivia Harris Casting
Phyllis Huffman Casting
Michael Kalesniko Screenwriter
Beth Kushnick Set Decoration/Design
Walt Lloyd Cinematographer
Tod A. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
Joe Medjuck Executive Producer
Van Dyke Parks Songwriter
Ivan Reitman Producer
Charles Rosen Production Designer
Keith Samples Executive Producer
Peter Teschner Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Private Parts
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20
21. Chapter 21
22. Chapter 22
23. Chapter 23
24. Chapter 24
25. Chapter 25
26. Chapter 26
27. Chapter 27
28. Chapter 28
29. Chapter 29
30. Chapter 30
31. Chapter 31
32. Chapter 32

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