16 Facts About Private Parts


Private Parts is a 1997 American biographical comedy film produced by Ivan Reitman and directed by Betty Thomas.

Ivan Reitman, OC is a Slovak-Canadian film producer and director, best known for his comedy work, especially in the 1980s and 1990s.

Betty Thomas is an American actress, director of television, and motion pictures.

Comedy is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour.

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The film is an adaptation of the autobiographical chapters from the best selling 1993 book Private Parts by radio personality Howard Stern, developed from a script written by Len Blum and Michael Kalesniko.

Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer.

Leonard Solomon "Len" Blum is an award-winning Canadian screenwriter, film producer and film composer.

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It follows Stern's life from boyhood and his rise to success in radio.


Stern and several of his radio show staff star as themselves, including newscaster and co-host Robin Quivers, producers Fred Norris and Gary Dell'Abate, and comedian Jackie Martling.

Robin Ophelia Quivers is an American radio personality, author, and actress, best known for being the long-running news anchor and co-host of The Howard Stern Show.

Gary Dell'Abate, also known as Baba Booey, is an American radio producer, and has been the executive producer of The Howard Stern Show since 1984.

Eric Fred Norris is an American radio personality and the longest-tenured staff member of The Howard Stern Show, aside from Stern himself.


The film also stars Mary McCormack, Alison Janney, and Paul Giamatti.

Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti is an American character actor and producer.


After a proposed film featuring Stern as his superhero character Fartman fell through, development for a new film began in 1994, several months following the release of Private Parts.


Stern signed with Rysher Entertainment, who agreed to fund it, and teamed with producer Ivan Reitman who thought a biographical take on Stern's life was best suited for a film.

Rysher Entertainment is the owner of television and film programming content, primarily distributed around the world by CBS Television Distribution and Paramount Pictures.


Production was delayed after Stern rejected 22 scripts from several screenwriters until he accepted one developed by Blum and Kalesniko in late 1995.


Filming took place in the New York City area and Washington, D.C. from May to November 1996 with a budget of $28 million, during which Stern continued to host his radio show each weekday morning.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.

The City of New York, often called New York City, New York, or simply The City, is the most populous city in the United States.


Numerous celebrities and family members of the radio show staff make cameo appearances in the film.

A cameo role or cameo appearance is a brief appearance or voice part of a known person in a work of the performing arts, typically unnamed or appearing as themselves.


The soundtrack is formed of songs from several rock bands as well as two original tracks featuring Stern performing with Rob Zombie and the Dust Brothers.

The Dust Brothers are Los Angeles, California-based, producers, E.Z. Mike and King Gizmo, famous for their sample-based music in the 1980s and 1990s, and specifically for their work on the albums Paul's Boutique by the Beastie Boys, Odelay by Beck, the soundtrack to the film Fight Club and "MMMBop" by Hanson.


Released in the United States on March 7, 1997 by Paramount Pictures, Private Parts ranked at number one on the US box office in its opening weekend with a gross of $14.6 million.

Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American film studio, television production company and motion picture distributor, consistently ranked as one of the "Big Six" film studios of Hollywood.

A box office or ticket office is a place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to an event.


It grossed a domestic total of $41.2 million at the end of its theatrical run.


It received mostly positive reviews from film critics, a group who Stern made a conscious effort to please, including the public who did not listen to the radio show or were not fans of his.


In 1998, the film was released on DVD and Stern won a Blockbuster Award for Favorite Male Newcomer for his performance.

DVD is a digital optical disc storage format invented and co-developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995.


Stern shot additional scenes for a censored version of the film prior to its premiere television broadcast on the USA Network in 1999.

USA Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable division of NBCUniversal, itself a subsidiary of Comcast.

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