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Trivia

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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.
Michael York and Michael Caine, both veteran English actors with over 100 films each to his credit, had never worked on a film together before this one.
Signs found in the background of Dr. Evil's sub:
  • All Henchmen Must Clock In With Their Own Timecard


  • 42 Days Since Last Accident/Liquidation


  • Hang In There!


One of the signs in Dr. Evil's submarine illustrates how henchmen should correctly lift an unconscious captive in order to prevent any back pain. It reads "Lift with your legs, not with your back".
Austin's "pad" is actually digitally added to the top of the London Aquarium.
Director Jay Roach's first cut of the film ran 3 hours long.
Sean Connery was considered to play Nigel Powers.
The one liner delivered to camera by Mike Myers and Michael Caine "Eye-Thang-U" ("I thank you") was the catchphrase of English comedian Arthur Askey.
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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.
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"Austinpussy" was originally considered as the title for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999). Concerns over the name led it to being used as the title for a movie-within-a-movie instead.
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Mr. Bigglesworth, Dr. Evil's cat does not appear in the film.
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".
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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.
Mike Myers and co-writer Michael McCullers began writing a first draft in March 2001.
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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.
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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.
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The song that Dr Evil is rapping in prison is a medley of "Hard Knock Life" from Annie (1982) and "Ghetto Anthem", by Jay Z, whose wife Beyoncé Knowles plays Foxxy Cleopatra.
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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.
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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.
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The version of Walter Murphy's "A Fifth Of Ludwig van Beethoven" heard in the film is an outtake from the Requiem for a Dream (2000) scoring sessions.
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Series trademark: Burt Bacharach cameo. This time, however, he only appears during the closing credits.
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An early teaser trailer was made with original footage of Mini-Austin that parodied the opening of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997).
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When Godzilla is going around, after the two guys go "Ruunn it's Godzilla!" You can see Charmander and Pikachu, both members of the Pokémon tribe, in the background.
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The motorbike at the beginning of the movie is a BMW R1200C customized.
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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.
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The chairs that Dr. Evil's henchmen use are Keilhauer "tom" chairs, made in Mike Myers' hometown of Scarborough, Ontario.
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Austin Powers makes several references to Shrek, another Mike Myers franchise.
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Mike Myers plays one more character in each Austin Powers film than he did in the last one. He played two (Austin and Dr. Evil), in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) three in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) (adding in Fat Bastard), and four in this one (adding in Goldmember).
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The little cars in the car chase from Roboto's warehouse are Corbin Sparrows.
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The helicopter at the beginning of the movie is a Bell AH-1 Cobra gunship.
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Actor Trademark 

Mike Myers:  [playing multiple roles]  Myers plays 4 characters in this film: Austin Powers, Doctor Evil, Fat Bastard, and Jan Goldmember.
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Mike Myers:  [evil]  pronouncing evil as "eeeevil".
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Mike Myers:  [Scottish accent]  Fat Bastard speaks with one.
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Cameo 

Susanna Hoffs:  In the beginning of the film when Austin is in his shag pad singing, director Jay Roach's wife and former The Bangles lead singer can be seen playing the guitar to Austin's left.
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Kristen Johnston:  who had played Ivana Humpalot in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), is reportedly one of the dancers in Austin's pad.
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Quincy Jones:  during the opening credits. He composed "Soul Bossa Nova," which the series uses as the theme music.
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Katie Couric:  cop who says, "Time's Up," when Frau Farbissina is visiting Dr. Evil.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

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.
A scene with Nigel Powers missing the premiere of "Austinpussy" was shot but deleted. The "Reserved for Nigel Powers" sign on his chair is still visible in the first shots of thin Fat Bastard.
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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.
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During the opening credits for Austinpussy, Danny DeVito (as Mini-Me) is seen firing an M-249 light machine gun, or as it is known in Europe, the FN MINIMI.
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.
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