A world-class playboy and part-time secret agent from the 1960s emerges after thirty years in a cryogenic state to battle with his nemesis Dr. Evil.


Jay Roach


Mike Myers
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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


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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Debonair. Defiant. Defrosted. See more »


Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Austin's glasses are modeled after the ones worn by Michael Caine's character Harry Palmer from The Ipcress File. Because of this, Michael wore the original glasses when he played Austin's father, Nigel, in Goldmember. See more »


Austin Powers' personal aircraft is said to have been stored for him when he was frozen in 1967. The aircraft in question is a Boeing 747, which first flew on 9 February 1969 for testing, and wasn't certified for commercial use until 30 December 1969. The first 747 didn't enter commercial service until January 1970. See more »


[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

A leaked work-print dated 01/17/1997 contains the following differences: Different pre-credits intro with Dr Evil killing henchmen for not feeding Mr Bigglesworth his meow mix or cleaning his litter box. Longer shots of the cryogenic chamber like the international cut showing Evil Knievel as one of the frozen celebrities. The "sound as a pound" scene is extended with more dialogue from Basil telling Austin the world is depending on him and wishing him good luck. He also tells him to be careful to which Austin whispers "thanks" then has a worried look on his face. The scene where Number Two is explaining the businesses Dr Evil controls is longer with Number Two mentioning a venture that sells decorative collector plates. More dialogue when Dr Evil is introduced to Scott, after saying he is his father, Dr Evil says "someday, all this will be yours". When Austin meets Number Two at the Blackjack table and Number Two tells Austin his name - Austin responds "That's an unusual name" to which Number Two says "my parents were hippies". The transition dance scenes are missing. After Dr Evil talks to the UN, the scene where he laughs manically with his henchmen is longer. Before the scene ends everyone stops laughing and Dr Evil says "normally by now we would of faded to black.....well I'm going to watch some TV" before walking off screen leaving his men standing around. After Austin and Vanessa see Dr Evil's car leave his headquarters the scene where Austin photograph's Vanessa is longer with more dialogue from Austin calling her a natural and saying she's wicked. The Las Vegas scene is missing the part that shows Austin and Vanessa walking through the strip, it just shows them on the bus and then cuts to the twister scene in the hotel room. When Austin mistakes Basil's mother for a man, the scene is longer with extended dialogue of Austin saying "look at those hands, those are carpenters hands!" When Austin and Vanessa go on the Virtucon tour the guides dialog is a bit longer with him explaining what the company does in more detail. He also mentions the collector plates that Number Two mentions and how they have gone up in value. The scene where the guard is run over by the steam roller is slightly longer and shows a higher shot of the guard getting run over. When Dr Evil has captured Austin and Vanessa and is about to talk to the UN, when he presses the TV remote a home shopping channel comes on then he switches it to the UN feed. After Dr Evil reveals the Vulcan, and Austin says "does it make you horny baby?" There is extended dialogue with him saying "The shape of it, does it make horny? Does it make you randy, man?" After Dr Evil tells the UN they have three hours, the end is missing where he tries to cut the transmission and Beavis and Butthead come on the screen. After Austin and Vanessa escape the Sea Bass tank, when Austin apologizes to Vanessa for having sex with Alotta Fagina there is more dialogue with Austin saying he was like a "mechanical piston" and a "crazed weasel on the job". When Dr Evil is dodging Austin's bullets and tries to escape he says "open the FUCKEN door" instead of "fricken door". The part where Austin dramatically leaps and presses the abort button is missing, it just shows him climbing up to the walkway and going after Dr Evil. When Dr Evil says to Austin "we're not that different me and you" there is additional dialogue where he talks about their weight and hair being similar then says "ok we are different, I'm not making a very good point". The part where Dr Evil calls Austin evil for being a swinger is shorter and missing Austin's response/Dr Evil's aging hipster line. After Dr Evil makes the evil comparison it cuts to Austin telling Dr Evil to shut up. When Austin has Scott at gun point and Scott says he hates Dr Evil, there is more dialogue from Dr Evil after he says "Scott, that hurts" he says "what about hop on pop? what about two hours of hop on pop last night?". When Vanessa judo chops Alotta Fagina the part is longer with Vanessa grabbing her by the neck and choking her. There is also dialogue between them before she does the judo chop. When Dr Evil is escaping, the shot of the self-destruct count down is missing. The ending of the film is completely different: During the self-destruct sequence, Austin approaches a henchmen and asks where the abort button is. Austin then attempts to reach it but is stopped by Random Task who throws a shoe at him. Austin then says the "who throws a shoe?" line and fights Task, throwing him into some equipment and eventually electrocuting him by throwing liquid on the ground where Task is standing. Austin then reaches the Abort button - this is the shot used in the theatrical cut but in a different spot. This version ends with Austin and Vanessa in a life raft and Basil explaining what happened to the characters with the Great Escape music playing in the background. See more »


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Raunchy humor,but a fun spoof
8 July 2002 | by SmileysWorldSee all my reviews

Aside from it's overwhelmingly raunchy humor,I consider this to be a great spoof of the spy genre and 60's culture.Mike Myers has created yet two more endearing characters in Powers and his nemisis,Dr.Evil.When certain characters inspire imitation (and who hasn't at least heard imitations of these two,or perhaps even Robert Wagner's character, Number 2 and others),then you have done something right.This movie is good for it's amusing characters and good story line,but again I think it would have worked without so much vulgar humor.Worth a look.

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Release Date:

2 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Austin Powers See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$16,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,548,111, 4 May 1997

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2.39 : 1
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