The items on Austin Powers' briefly-glimpsed "Things To Do Before I Die" list are, in order: Become International Man of Mystery; Save World from Certain Doom; Find True Love; Go to Outer Space; Travel Through Time, Backward and Forward; Be Cryogenically Frozen; Catch Dr. Evil in the First Act; Threesome with Japanese Twins; Win Daddy's Respect
Heather Graham reprised her role as Felicity Shagwell in a scene that was ultimately cut. Will Ferrell reprised his role of Mustafa in another deleted scene in which he has to answer a question after being asked four times.
Mike Myers has said that his glasses in all three films are meant to look like those worn by Michael Caine in The Ipcress File (1965), so Caine took the original glasses (model "Teviot 74" by UK Optical) to the set and wore them as Nigel.
The updated version of the Alfie (1966) song heard during the end credits was originally a musical number within the movie. The scene was shot including each character singing a verse or part of a verse of the song, but the musical number was later cut from the final film. It is included in the deleted scenes on the DVD release.
The e-mail that Austin receives while explaining "the internet" to Foxxy reads: "Dear Mr. Powers, a new ATM card will be sent to you by fed-ex because your account was compromised by an unknown hacker who obtained your PIN number while you were purchasing an mp3 player on ebay, your bank".
During the "Hard Knock Life" rap song, you can see Mini-Me's and Dr. Evil's Prison Number. Dr. Evil's prison number is 00001 and Mini-Me's prison number is 00001/8, a reference to the fact that Mini-Me is 1/8 of Dr. Evil's size.
All promotional material (including online trailers) bearing the movie's original title, Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), was withdrawn in late January 2002. MGM and Danjaq, who control the James Bond license, obtained a cease-and-desist order from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) arbitration panel on the grounds that New Line was attempting to trade on the James Bond franchise without authorization. The matter went to arbitration and the film was known briefly as "The third installment of Austin Powers" until the matter was settled on 11 April 2002. MGM agreed that New Line could use the original Goldmember title on condition that it had approval of any future titles that parodied existing Bond titles. New Line also had to agree to show the trailer for the new MGM James Bond film, Die Another Day (2002) with Goldmember.
An extended version of Dr. Evil's "Hard Knock Life" rap song was released as a music video. Besides including additional verses and dialog, the video also digitally blurs Dr. Evil's mouth whenever he spouts a bleeped obscenity, something that does not happen in the film.
In the first scene between Foxxy Cleopatra and Austin, Foxxy states that they have had no contact with each other for 8 years. Beyoncé Knowles, who plays Foxxy, was not yet 21 years old when this movie was in production.
Mike Myers is a Maple Leafs fan. As in the first two Austin Powers movies, there are more references to the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team. They include: - Mini Me wearing a Maple Leaf jersey during their video from prison - a caption during the newscast announcing the Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup.
The computer in Dr Evil's hideout is made up from components of an IBM AN/FSQ-7 Combat Direction Central, built in 1954 to protect the US from Soviet bomber attack. It was the largest and heaviest computer system ever built, the full system weighing 6000 tons and taking up an entire floor of a bomb-proof blockhouse. Components of decommissioned systems were sold for scrap and bought by film and television production companies who wanted futuristic looking computers, despite the fact they were built in the 1950s. The components used in this film were previously used in The Time Tunnel (1966), The Towering Inferno (1974), Independence Day (1996) and Fail Safe (2000), amongst many other film and television shows.
In the film, Goldmember uses a tractor beam to pull a meteor to earth. One of the original ideas for the villain's plan in A View To A Kill (1985) was that Zorin would be redirecting the course of the Halley Comet to crash into Silicon Valley.
Dr. Evil revealed as Dougie Powers, Austin's long-lost brother and redeeming himself by helping Austin stop Goldmember from taking over the world mocks the "Star Wars" films, mostly "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi". Darth Vader reveals himself as Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker's father and redeems himself by destroying Emperor Palpatine.
It is unclear how Dr. Evil and Mini-Me returned to the present day, after the time portal was destroyed along with the moonbase at the end of the previous film. It was speculated that Dr. Evil's rocket may have had a device that allowed them to time travel. It was also speculated that Dr. Evil and Mini-Me returned to Earth and constructed another time portal, explaining how Goldmember came into possession of a time portal and it was also speculated that following the destruction of the moonbase, Dr. Evil and Mini-Me returned to the volcanic lair and returned to the present via the other time portal, which Dr. Evil, Mini-Me and Scott Evil arrived through from 1999.
Austin and Foxxy were in a romantic relationship prior to Austin being frozen in 1967. Austin time travels to 1975, 8 years after he was frozen and 6 years after he time traveled to 1969 to stop Dr. Evil from wiping out Washington D.C. with his laser gun and retrieve his stolen Mojo.
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Seth Green claims that the sequence at the end showing him dancing around Dr. Evil's lair was not scripted; he said he was fooling around between takes and his hijinks were caught on film and the director decided to include it in the movie.
The DVD features a good quantity of outtakes: - more dialog between Austin, Foxxy, and Fat Bastard in the sumo baths; - Austin getting drunk after the knighting; - Frau Farbissina, Number 2, and Scott packing up the old Evil Lair, where Number 2 tries to convince Scott that alpaca farming is worth looking into; - More to the "Fahza" sequence; - A second "Fahza" sequence when Goldmember is talking to Foxxy before driving away with the Preparation H; - Mini Me killing a convict after the "Hard-Knock Life" Number; - A sequence involving Austin, lingerie, and a mirror; - More to the 'can I paint his yoohoo gold? that's my thing' bit; - A song number after Austin and Nigel split up; - Another appearance by Fook Mi and Fook Yu; - A variety of outtakes and deleted scenes, some from the trailers - The "vomit overkill sequence" after Mr. Roboto gets fed to the sharks (blood is seen in the water); - Dr. Evil playing with the submarine controls, claiming to be emulating Das Boot (1981); - Austin and Dr. Evil at the academy, doing a combination of both the "hide Austin's crotch behind stuff" - Austin and Dr. Evil at the academy in a long sequence of scenes using euphemisms for penis; - The villains talking about how gold isn't the most valuable thing around. Also included are: - A gigantic "operatic" vomiting sequence ("the Fantasia (1940) of vomit scenes", according to director Jay Roach); - A musical number ("What's It All About, Austin?") performed by Susanna Hoffs while Austin looks for his dad in Tokyo, featuring Number 2 in drag with Young Number 2; - A naked Young Austin with Young Evil; - A small weightlifting scene with Dr. Evil and Mini Me before their rap; - A confrontation between Mini Me and a prisoner after the rap; - A scene of Scott in Dr. Evil's chair in the Hollywood sign lair; - An extra part of the opening dance number.
At the end of the movie, Dr. Evil's first name is revealed to be Dougie. This is a reference to Mike Myers' favorite Toronto Maple Leaf player, Doug Gilmour, who was frequently nicknamed Dougie during his tenure with the team back in the 1990s.