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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  11 June 1999 (USA)
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Dr. Evil is back...and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 60's and steal Austin Powers's mojo, inadvertently leaving him "shagless".


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mini-Me (as Verne J. Troyer)
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Jeffrey Meng ...
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Klansman's Son - Bobby


Dr. Evil uses a device he calls a "Time Machine" to travel back to 1969 and remove Austin Powers' mojo. The sexually wounded swinger must travel back in time and, with the help of agent Felicity Shagwell, recover his vitality. Meanwhile, Dr. Evil's personal life runs amok as he discovers love, continues to shun his son and develops a close relationship with himself. Well, actually, a clone 1/8 his size whom he dubs "Mini-Me". The always time-baffled Dr. Evil begins his plan to put a gigantic cannon on the moon, thus turning it into a device called either "The Death Star" or "Alan Parson's Project," depending on which name is available. Written by &view=simple&sort=alpha" >Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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Rated PG-13 for sexual innuendo and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Austin Powers 2  »

Box Office


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$54,917,604 (USA) (11 June 1999)


£25,635,589 (UK) (1 October 1999)

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Did You Know?


Austin comments that nothing happens in the 1970s and 1980s, except for a "gas shortage and a flock of seagulls." He is probably referring to the 1973-1975 oil crisis - where the OPEC (Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries) refused to ship oil to any country (including the USA) that supported Israel in the Yom Kippur War - and the band A Flock of Seagulls, who released their smash hit 'I Ran (So Far Away)' in 1982. See more »


When Number Two and Mini-Me both reach for the cookie their is nothing wrong with Number Two's hand. However, in the next part of the scene his hand is cut up. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, was frozen in 1967 and defrosted in the Nineties to battle his nemesis, Dr. Evil. After foiling his archenemy's plan to send a nuclear warhead to the center of the earth, Austin banished Dr. Evil to the cold recesses of space and settled down with his new wife, Vanessa, to live happily ever after. Or so he thought...
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits cover Austin Powers' groin as he walks and dances naked. See more »


References Independence Day (1996) See more »


Psychedelic Scene Breaks
Written by Matthew Sweet, Mike Myers, Susanna Hoffs, Christopher Ward, and Stuart D. Johnson (as Stuart Johnson)
Performed by Ming Tea
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Will Film Buffs Like This ? ...
23 May 2004 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

... Yeah baby yeah

I didn't watch the original Austin Powers INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY down to the fact that there's been more than enough Bond spoofs made over the years like those movies in the 1980s that starred Roger Moore . What ? they were actually official Bond movies ! Oh dear , I honestly thought they were spoofs and how do you spoof a spoof ? CASINO ROYALE tried it and failed while those movies that featured THE MAN FROM UNCLE are so dated they're almost unwatchable and lets not forget those awful Matt Helm movies . Come to think of it a comedy like THE PARTY that pokes fun at 1960s youth counter culture also feel very dated a surrogate Bond figure transported from the 1960s doesn't hold much appeal to me baby

However I was very surprised as to how much I enjoyed THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME down to the fact it's far more sophisticated than I expected . There's umpteen references to other TV shows and movies that IMDb die hards can enjoy . There's an edition of THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW ( Complete with bouncers Todd and Steve ) which could have easily have been a proper edition than a send up , there's a set stolen from crap 60s series THE TIME TUNNEL , a scene stolen from THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU , a fight scene very reminiscent of the dog attack from THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY . I could go on listing all the movie and TV connections but I won't bother except to say that the plot of this movie is merged with the plots of YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE and MOONRAKER

The aforementioned elements will certainly appeal to the film buffs while the bad taste jokes will appeal to the teenage market . I wasn't all that taken with the character of Fat Bastard or the fart jokes or the scene with " This coffee tastes like sh*t " but it's refreshing to see a movie comedy that does try to mix post modernist sophistication with gross out humour , JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK probably tried this but totally failed . Also naming characters with double entrede names like Felicity Shagwell and Robin Spitz Swallows might be crass but film fans will remember the Bond movies also had similarly named characters like Miss Goodthighs ( " So I can see " ) and Plenty O Toole ( " Of course you do " ) so I guess this is also an amalgamation between schoolboy humour and sophistication

THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME is hardly Oscar material but is very entertaining

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