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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 2 May 1997 (USA)
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A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joann Richter ...
60s Model
Anastasia Sakelaris ...
60s Model (as Anastasia Nicole Sakelaris)
Afifi Alaouie ...
60s Model
Mod Girl


Austin Powers is a 60's spy who is cryonically frozen and released in the 1990's. The world is a very different place for Powers. Unfortunately for Austin, everyone is no longer sex-mad. Although he may be in a different decade, his mission is still the same. He has teamed up with Vanessa Kensington to stop the evil Dr. Evil, who was also frozen in the past. Dr. Evil stole a nuclear weapon and is demanding a payment of (when he realises its the 90's) 100 billion dollars. Can Austin Powers stop this madman? or will he caught up with Evil's henchman, with names like Alotta Fagina and Random Task? Only time will tell! Written by simon

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for nudity, sex-related dialogue and humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,548,111 (USA) (2 May 1997)


$53,868,030 (USA) (26 September 1997)

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Did You Know?


The names of Dr. Evil's lesser minions are displayed next to the buttons he pushes to send them into the fiery pits. In the opening scene, the following assassins end up in the pit: Generalisimo, Jurgen, Don Luigi and Rita, who is dressed as a meter maid (referring to The Beatles song 'Lovely Rita'). In the scene where Dr. Evil addresses the United Nations, his henchmen include four men in business suits. They are identified as Number 4, Number 5, Number 6 and Number 7. We can assume Frau Farbissina is Number 3. See more »


When Austin and Vanessa are playing the game "Twister", Austin spins the spinner clockwise, but a close-up shows that the spinner is moving counter-clockwise. See more »


[first lines]
Dr. Evil: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my underground lair. I have gathered here before me the world's deadliest assassins, and yet each of you has failed to kill Austin Powers. That makes me angry. And when Dr. Evil gets angry, Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset. And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset... people DIE!
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Crazy Credits

The final credits include scenes of a photo shoot with Austin Powers, as well as a music video of the song 'BBC' by Ming Tea. See more »


Spoofs Live and Let Die (1973) See more »


Incense and Peppermints
Written by John S Carter and Tim Gilbert
Performed by The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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User Reviews

17 February 2004 | by (Staten Island, New York) – See all my reviews

A shagadellic movie baby, yeah. This is one of Mike Myers' classic movies. Mike(Wayne's World) is the man playing Austin and Dr. Evil, Liz Hurley(Bedazzled) is excellent as Vanessa, and Seth Green(Rat Race) is funny as hell playing Scott. Some of the world's greatest celebrities also make cameo appearences in this classic including Tom Arnold(True Lies), Cindy Margolis(model), Will Ferrell(Saturday Night Live), Charles Napier(tough guy roles), and Mike Judge(Beavis and Butthead) as Beavis and Butthead, who all make this comedy even more funny. There is no way if anyone watches this movie, they will not laugh; and the series gets funnier by movie.

For whoever is reading this and hasn't seen the movie: If you watch this movie, you will laugh your head off!

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