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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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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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$33,000,000 (estimated)

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$42,000,000 (Non-US) (6 August 1999)

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£25,635,589 (UK) (1 October 1999)
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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 »

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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 »

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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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Recycles old humor, but still fun...
4 October 2004 | by (Alberta) – See all my reviews

The Spy who Shagged Me - not a title you'd expect to garner much respect, but this movie does okay. With Austin Powers 2 we see the arrival of such characters as Mini-Me and Fat Bastard, who inevitably help steer the sequel way from completely recycling every joke used in the first film. However, there is still that overlap, so a lot of the humor comes off a bit stale and tacky. There is virtually no end to the plot holes, inconsistencies, and various irregularities, but that is often a big part of the humor of the Austin Powers movies - making direct fun of the spy genre, as well as themselves.

And, on a personal note, Heather Graham is by far more attractive than Liz Hurley, and she flaunts it with great respect for us, the juvenile minded male audience. Overall, I'd consider this sequel about on par with the original, not in any specific details, but in all-around entertainment value.


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