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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 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, Rovi

  • Release date:March 7, 1997


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


Betty Thomas
Ivan Reitman
Michael Kalesniko
Len Blum
Walt Lloyd
Van Dyke Parks
Peter Afterman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Teschner
Charles Rosen
Production Designer
Rick Butler
Art Director
Celia Costas
Joe Medjuck
Executive Producer
Keith Samples
Executive Producer
Daniel Goldberg
Executive Producer
Beth Kushnick
Set Designer
Joseph G. Aulisi
Costume Designer
Richard Graves
First Assistant Director
Phyllis Huffman
Olivia Harris