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Cameo 

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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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.
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.
Michael York and Sir Michael Caine, both veteran English actors with over 100 films each to his credit, had never worked on a film together before this one.
Sir Sean Connery was considered to play Nigel Powers.
Austin's "pad" is actually digitally added to the top of the London Aquarium.
Director Jay Roach's first cut of the film ran three hours long.
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!


Mike Myers has said that his glasses in all three films are meant to look like those worn by Sir 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.
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".
"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.
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.
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.
ACTOR TRADEMARK (Mike Myers): (playing multiple roles): Myers plays four characters in this film: Austin Powers, Dr. Evil, Fat Bastard, and Johann Goldmember.
The one liner delivered to camera by Mike Myers and Sir Michael Caine "Eye-Thang-U" ("I thank you") was the catchphrase of English comedian Arthur Askey.
Mike Myers wore blue contacts for his role as Dr. Evil during this film. He did this only for this movie, since in previous films Dr. Evil had brown eyes (the actor's natural pigmentation).
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 FedEx, because your account was compromised by an unknown hacker, who obtained your PIN while you were purchasing an mp3 player on eBay, your bank".
When Godzilla is going around, after the two guys go "Ruunn, it's Godzilla!" You can see Charmander and Pikachu, both Pokémon, in the background.
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 (M.P.A.A.) 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 April 11, 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.
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.
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Young Dr. Evil says "Who throws a cupcake, honestly?". This is a joke referring to a line Austin has in the original film; "Who throws a shoe, honestly?"
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.
Mike Myers and co-writer Michael McCullers began writing a first draft in March 2001.
Carrie Ann Inaba (Fook Yu) also starred in the previous film as a dancer.
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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).
An extended version of Dr. Evil's "Hard Knock Life" rap song was released as a music video. Besides including additional verses and dialogue, the video also digitally blurs Dr. Evil's mouth whenever he spouts a bleeped obscenity, something that does not happen in the film.
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 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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In the first scene between Foxxy Cleopatra and Austin, Foxxy states that they have had no contact with each other for eight years. Beyoncé Knowles, who plays Foxxy, was not yet 21 years old when this movie was in production.
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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Austin Powers makes several references to Shrek, another Mike Myers franchise.
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 Halley's Comet to crash into Silicon Valley.
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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 U.S. from Soviet bomber attack. It was the largest and heaviest computer system ever built, the full system weighed 6,000 tons, and took 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 films and television shows.
The chairs that Dr. Evil's henchmen use are Keilhauer "tom" chairs, made in Mike Myers' hometown of Scarborough, Ontario.
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The motorbike at the beginning of the movie is a BMW R1200C customized.
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The little cars in the car chase from Roboto's warehouse are Corbin Sparrows.
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Austin and Foxxy were in a romantic relationship prior to Austin being frozen in 1967. Austin time travels to 1975, eight years after he was frozen and six 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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The helicopter at the beginning of the movie is a Bell AH-1 Cobra gunship.
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Foxxy's handgun is a stainless steel snub-nosed Smith and Wesson model 66.
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Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito in play Dr. Evil and Mini-Me in the Austinpussy movie in the opening sequence both starred in L.A. Confidential (1997) and The Big Kahuna (1999). Released the same years as the previous Austin Powers films.
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Back in 2002, Katie Couric took great pride by previewing her role in the movie. On The Today Show (1952-present), Katie Couric showed how they used visual effects to put a unibrow on her face, then showed her "Time's up" line.
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ACTOR_TRADEMARK(Mike Myers): [Scottish accent]: Fat Bastard speaks with a Scottish accent.
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Nichole Hiltz makes a cameo in the film as Austin's French teacher, who is seen in bed with teenage Austin, in the Academy flashback scene.
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Michael Mcdonald has been featured in all movies as a different character. In 1 he played the guard killed by the steamroller, in the spy who shagged me he played 1 of the radar techs and in Goldmember he plays the guard standing next to the Queen when Austin is being knighted.
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Tom Cruise, who plays himself as Austin Powers in the Austinpussy movie, in the opening sequence, plays secret agent Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible film franchise.
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After the scene where Austin Powers makes his speech for winning the International Man of Mystery Award, it goes to the scene of Dr. Evil in his high security prison cell. He is seen urinating into the toilet, however, the time that it takes to zip up his crotch zipper and flush the toilet is quicker than it would take to zip up his entire suit to his neck. He could have done this for dramatic effect, like most of the movie aims to do with the characters. However, it never shows him zipping the zipper back to his neck, nor does it show any crotch zipper.
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The second Austin Powers film, in which Austin travels back through time, which was also a major plot point in The Spy Who Shagged Me.
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Actor Trademark 

Mike Myers: [evil] pronouncing evil as "eeeevil".
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Cameo 

Susanna Hoffs: In the beginning of the film when Austin is in his shag pad singing, Jay Roach's wife and former The Bangles lead singer can be seen playing the guitar to Austin's left.
Quincy Jones: During the opening credits. He composed "Soul Bossa Nova," which the franchise uses as the theme music.
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, his hijinks were caught on film, and Jay Roach 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.
The DVD features a good quantity of outtakes: - more dialogue between Austin, Foxxy, and Fat Bastard in the sumo baths; - Austin getting drunk after the knighting; - Frau Farbissina, Number Two, and Scott packing up the old Evil Lair, where Number Two 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, both doing a combination of 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 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 Two in drag with Young Number Two; - 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, and an extra part of the opening dance number.
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.
Dr. Evil is 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's father, and redeems himself by destroying Emperor Palpatine.
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In the final scene, when Austin and Foxxy are watching Austinpussy, Foxxy (Beyoncé Knowles) only has one hoop earring.
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In Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), Scott Evil finds his long lost mother, Frau Farbissina. In this film, Austin Powers finds his long lost brother, Dr. Evil, a.k.a. Dougie Powers.
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The film could've had two possible alternate endings, and these two different endings were not thought of by Mike Myers: One possible alternate ending would had ended with Austin convincing Nigel and Dr. Evil to return with him to British Intelligence and undergo a DNA test to confirm if Dr. Evil is Austin's brother and the DNA test confirms that Dr. Evil is indeed Austin's brother. The other possible alternate ending would had been a much different and would be a less happier ending and would had set the stage and become the plot for a fourth film, which Dr. Evil would not be Austin's brother, which in that ending, just before Dr. Evil helps Austin stop Goldmember. As Austin is about to shoot him, Nigel stops Austin and tells Austin that he must not kill him and Nigel reveals that Austin had a brother. Nigel had thought Austin's brother died in the car bombing and witnessed Dr. Evil's parents finding his brother and that Austin's brother and Dr. Evil were raised as brothers. After Goldmembers defeat, Dr. Evil returned and held in custody at British Intelligence is confronted by Austin about his brother. Dr. Evil tells Austin that he had lost touch with his adopted brother and does not know his current whereabouts and Austin decides to find him.
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