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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy | 2 May 1997 (USA)
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A 1960s secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.

Director:

Jay Roach

Writer:

Mike Myers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Myers ... Austin Powers / Dr. Evil
Elizabeth Hurley ... Vanessa Kensington
Michael York ... Basil Exposition
Mimi Rogers ... Mrs. Kensington
Robert Wagner ... Number Two
Seth Green ... Scott Evil
Fabiana Udenio ... Alotta Fagina
Mindy Sterling ... Frau Farbissina
Paul Dillon ... Patty O'Brien
Charles Napier ... Commander Gilmour
Will Ferrell ... Mustafa
Joann Richter Joann Richter ... 60s Model
Anastasia Sakelaris Anastasia Sakelaris ... 60s Model (as Anastasia Nicole Sakelaris)
Afifi Alaouie Afifi Alaouie ... 60s Model
Monet Mazur ... Mod Girl
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Storyline

Austin Powers is a 60's spy who is cryonically frozen and released in the 1990's. The world is a very different place for Powers. Unfortunately for Austin, everyone is no longer sex-mad. Although he may be in a different decade, his mission is still the same. He has teamed up with Vanessa Kensington to stop the evil Dr. Evil, who was also frozen in the past. Dr. Evil stole a nuclear weapon and is demanding a payment of (when he realises its the 90's) 100 billion dollars. Can Austin Powers stop this madman? or will he caught up with Evil's henchman, with names like Alotta Fagina and Random Task? Only time will tell! Written by simon

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Frozen in the 60's... thawing spring '97, baby! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for nudity, sex-related dialogue and humor | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Austin Powers See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,548,111, 4 May 1997

Gross USA:

$53,883,989

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,683,989
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mike Myers considered writing and making a Casino Royale (1967)-type prequel to the film and its two sequels. The prequel would have most likely taken place in the early 1960s, several years before Austin and Dr. Evil were frozen, and it would have detailed Austin at the beginning of his career as a secret agent as well as his first battle with Dr. Evil. See more »

Goofs

When Alotta Fajina first sees Austin in her penthouse, he is sitting with his arm resting on the arm of the chair. It cuts to a close-up while he is talking to her, and his arm is resting at his side. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Evil: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my underground lair. I have gathered here before me the world's deadliest assassins, and yet each of you has failed to kill Austin Powers. That makes me angry. And when Dr. Evil gets angry, Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset. And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset... people DIE!
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Crazy Credits

The film ends with Mr. Bigglesworth and Dr. Evil all frozen inside the Big Boy spaceship See more »

Alternate Versions

When Austin and Vanessa are taking photos of Random Task holding Mr. Bigglesworth, Austin says "I never forget a pussy... cat". The pause between "pussy" and "cat" is much longer in the European version. In American version the pause had to be shorter to ensure PG-13 rating. In fact this scene is not only edited differently, it's two different takes. See more »

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Referenced in Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1998) See more »

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The Magic Piper (of Love)
Written by Edwyn Collins
Performed by Edwyn Collins
Courtesy of Setanta Records
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Meta Humor, oh behave.
1 June 2019 | by ranblackmanSee all my reviews

Yeah, it's dumb, yeah it's goofy, but it knows it. Almost everyone in this movie is self-aware of the kind of tropes it is making fun of. It drags out its humor, to a degree that is almost irritating, but it works. It works because of the meta-humor, because of the acknowledgment of the insanity. That makes it that much more fun to watch and hilarious. It's pure laughs and clever writing all through.


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