Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) Poster


In the U.S., "shag" is far less offensive than in other English-speaking countries. Singapore briefly forced a title change to "The Spy Who Shioked Me" ("Shioked" means "treated nicely").
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Basil's remark to the audience about ignoring the mechanics of time travel was unscripted.
A true piece of nerd trivia - Dr. Evil's trademark gesture is an extended pinky finger held to the corner of his mouth. The name of the muscle which extends the pinky finger is the Extensor Digiti MINIMI.
When Austin and Felicity are driving through the English countryside, Austin remarks on how the English countryside looks nothing like southern California. The entire movie was, of course, filmed in southern California. This scene was a spur of the moment thing, not planned dialogue. This is evidenced by Felicity saying "What?" when Austin asks her the question.
An early trailer for this film was unusual in that it referred to another film scheduled for release in the summer of 1999. It included the voiceover "If you only see one movie this summer, see Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). But if you see two movies, see Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)"
It took seven hours for Mike Myers to get into the Fat Bastard suit.
Rob Lowe's impression of Robert Wagner was actually developed years before its appearance in the film. Lowe dated one of Wagner's daughters.
Although the word "shag" is less offensive in the U.S. than most other countries, not all translated the title into something less raunchy. The Norwegian title of the movie is "Spionen som spermet meg", which is a slightly dirtier way of saying "The spy who ejaculated on me".
After completing the initial filming, the rocket/"Johnson" scenes did so well with test audiences that they went back and filmed more of such scenes.
When Dr. Evil meets Frau Farbissina again, he says "Wie geht es Ihnen?" and she responds with "Sehr gut Herr Doktor." This translates to "How's it going?" and "Very good Mr. Doctor." In German, it is normal to refer to someone as Mr. Doctor, unlike in English where one would say Dr. Evil for example. In the German dubbed version, this is dubbed into Swedish.
Earned $54.9 million in its domestic opening weekend, more than the $53.8 million the first film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) earned during its entire domestic theatrical run.
In addition to his three credited roles, Mike Myers is also the voice of the astronaut at the beginning of the film ("Oh my gentle Jesus").
In the original script, the title reads "Austin Powers 2: The Wrath of Khan" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)). The narrator then talks about this title and eventually says that due to a lawsuit, the movie will be renamed to "Austinpussy" (Octopussy (1983)). The narrator then says that the title needs to be changed again in order to obtain a PG-13. The title "The Spy Who Shagged Me" is then displayed.
Dr. Evil's Base in the moon is divided in two units: Moon Unit Alpha and Moon Unit Zappa, the latter being the name of Frank Zappa's daughter.
Dr. Evil calls one of his creations The Alan Parsons Project, spoofing the name of a band that enjoyed popularity during the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1999, Alan Parsons released his album "The Time Machine", and a remix of the title track includes snippets of Dr. Evil's dialogue from the movie.
When the movie was released in South Korea in 1999, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) had never been shown in theaters and was only available in illegal videotapes under the title "Incorrigible 007." In order to explain the characters and setting to the audience, the distributor attached Madonna's music video for "Beautiful Stranger" in front of the theatrical print, and summarized the plot of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) in on-screen subtitles during the music video. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) was later released in Korean theaters for the first time in 2000 under the title "Austin Powers Zero."
In the Seattle headquarters, there is a picture of a shark with a frickin' laser beam on its head. Look for it at the shot of Number 2 by the condiments table with the Starbucks employee to the left side of the screen.
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.
The actor who is ran over by the steam roller in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) is also the NATO monitoring technician in the beginning of the sequel.
When Scott Evil suggests that Dr. Evil try to kill Austin "while he's sitting on the crapper," Dr. Evil rebuffs the idea, probably because in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), one of Dr. Evil's assassins did try to kill Austin while he was going to the bathroom, and failed.
In the opening credits, while doing the synchronized swimming routine, Mike Myers does a "hand chopping" move made famous by fellow SNL actors Martin Short and Harry Shearer back in 1984 during a skit about two men training to be the 1st men allowed to enter the Olympics for synchronized swimming.
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Both Rob Lowe (Young Number Two) and Michael McDonald (NATO Soldier) appeared uncredited in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) as different characters from this movie. Lowe appeared in an additional scene about friends learning of a henchman's death. A similar scene showed McDonald's family being informed of his death.
The German title translates to "Spy in the Secret Missionary Position".
The line "I'm even better off them [my feet]" was originally intended to be "on my back", but was deemed inappropriate.
When first introduced as a bagpiper, Fat Bastard plays passages from two songs which are proud symbols of Scottish cultural identity: Scotland the Brave and Loch Lomond.
Becky Dyroen-Lancer, the synchronized swimming choreographer for the opening sequence, was captain of the U.S. Synchronized Swimming Team that won the Gold Medal at the 1996 Olympics.
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In Croatia, this film's title translates as "The Spy Who Groped Me"; in Brazil, it's "The Spy Good in Bed". In conservative China, it's "The Spy Who Liked Me a Lot".
Catherine Zeta-Jones was considered for the role of Felicity Shagwell.
A scene was cut involving a character named Sullivan. Sullivan was another Mike Myers reference to the Toronto Maple Leafs (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)). The scene was cut when the actor left to work on another project.
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Austin travels back in time to 25 May 1969. Mike Myers' was born on 25 May 1963.
Right at the end of the opening credits musical number, small dolphins can be seen diving into the water from both sides. Look again, and it is obvious these are just basic props being rotated by the girls on either side.
When Heather Graham was asked to audition for the role, at Mike Myers request, she was saved from a porn career. Before she was called by her agent she was seriously consider accepting a major part in a softcore lesbian movie after not having any meaningful film roles in close to a year and a half. The first thing she did after getting paid for this movie, was buy a copy of the porno she would have been in.
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Footage from this movie was used in a DirecTV commercial.
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Actor Trademark 

Mike Myers:  [playing multiple roles]  Myers plays 3 characters: Austin, Evil, and Fat Bastard.
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Mike Myers:  [Scottish accent]  Fat Bastard speaks with it.
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Mike Myers:  [evil]  pronouncing "evil" as "eeeeevil."
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Mike Hagerty:  the Peanut Vendor is Mike Myers' costar from Wayne's World (1992).


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

When Dr. Evil throws the 'Mojo' in the air and both Austin Powers run towards it, all voices are done in slow-motion and the voice of Felicity is spoken by Will Ferrell, shouting Watch Out before both Austin's bump into each other.
At the end of the movie when Fat Bastard comes to kill Austin and Felicity he is wearing what looks like a UPS uniform, but instead of "UPS" it says "FBD" (Fat Bastard Delivery) on the emblem.

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