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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:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,548,111, 4 May 1997, Wide Release

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

The father and son from the beginning of the group therapy scene are the same father and son from the "I love you man!" and "You're not getting my Bud Light, Johnny" commercial. See more »

Goofs

While Johnson Ritter is filling Cmdr. Gilmour in on the reappearance of Doctor Evil, shortly after Gilmour says "He's back," his side of the screen flickers and he "jumps" slightly, the result of what seems to be a bad cut or edit. 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 song "Meow Mix - What's Next?" is credited, Performed by Dr. Evil. See more »

Alternate Versions

The TBS broadcast contains some notable differences from the theatrical release:
  • The scene where Austin retrieves his Swedish-Made Penis Enlarger after being unfrozen appears to be an alternate take. The attendant says "Swedish Made Enlarger" instead, and he has not been overdubbed.
  • In the Group Therapy scene, after Dr. Evil talks about having his testicles shaved, he goes on to talk about wanting to be an actor - dialogue not in the original release.
  • An alternate take of a scene in Dr. Evil's lair. In the theatrical version, Scott describes his planned evening as "a titty movie on Skinemax." On TBS, he says "a porno movie on cable." Later, Dr. Evil asks Scott if he wants to see what Daddy does for a living. Scott's response is "Blow me," which he follows up with "Show me" when Dr. Evil asks him to repeat that. In the TBS version, Scott says "Bite me," which he follows up with "Might be fun."
  • The line "I never forget a pussy ... cat" has been redubbed "I never forget a kitty ... cat", which ruins the joke.
  • Two versions of the "lifeboat" alternate ending were broadcast on TBS. In one, Basil arrives hanging from a helicopter. He gives Vanessa her full accreditation as a field agent, and gives Austin the card of a dental specialist. In the second ending, after Austin and Vanessa kiss we are treated to a roll-call of the major characters and what happened to them, as the "Great Escape March" plays in the background.
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Connections

Referenced in Batman: Arkham City (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Solid Electric
Written by Steve Donnelly
Performed by Steve Donnelly
Courtesy of J.W. Media Music
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User Reviews

 
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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