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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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60s Model
Anastasia Sakelaris ...
60s Model (as Anastasia Nicole Sakelaris)
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Mod Girl
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Storyline

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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Frozen in the 60's... thawing spring '97, baby! See more »

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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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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Part of the influence for this film can be seen in an early sketch Mike Myers did for Saturday Night Live (1975) in which several of James Bond's nemeses complain about his invulnerability and how much easier it should be to kill him. See more »

Goofs

In the opening musical sequence, supposedly set in London, several of the parked cars seen in the background are clearly US-specification models, revealing the fact that it was shot in America. A Rover 2000 sedan is seen with three scoops on the bonnet/hood (only US-market cars have these) and an MGB GT is seen with extra-large US-spec side marker lights. See more »

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[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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The very last thing that appears on screen at the end of the credit is the words: Groovy, Baby! See more »

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References Network (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Raunchy humor,but a fun spoof
8 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Aside from it's overwhelmingly raunchy humor,I consider this to be a great spoof of the spy genre and 60's culture.Mike Myers has created yet two more endearing characters in Powers and his nemisis,Dr.Evil.When certain characters inspire imitation (and who hasn't at least heard imitations of these two,or perhaps even Robert Wagner's character, Number 2 and others),then you have done something right.This movie is good for it's amusing characters and good story line,but again I think it would have worked without so much vulgar humor.Worth a look.


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