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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 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 »

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Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The film takes place in 1967 and 1997. See more »

Goofs

When Austin first arrives in Las Vegas, he is driving a LHD E-Type Jaguar, painted as a Union Flag. When he and Vanessa later escape from Dr Evil's lair, the car has changed to LHD, with Vanessa driving. 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

Deleted scenes non included in USA theatrical release but appearing in DVD Special Edition:
  • 3 alternate endings where Austin and Miss Kensington end up in a lifeboat together
  • Security guard's family called after he is run over by steam roller
  • Security guard's friends (led by Rob Lowe) having a surprise Bachelor Party at Hooters are called after his head is eaten off by fish
  • No. 2 tries to bribe Austin with a billion dollars in a Fendi briefcase
  • No. 2 talks about the Franklin Mint Cheeses of the World Series Commemorative Plates.
  • Stewardess scenes on Austin's plane;
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Connections

Spoofs Dr. No (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Mas Que Nada
Written by Jorge Ben Jor (as Jorge Ben)
Performed by Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Here's A Fast-Moving 90 Minutes
6 October 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Austin Powers: Man of Mystery I'm embarrassed to admit this one-and-a-half hours of hedonistic humor was so enjoyable, but it was, and the two sequels weren't bad, either, but not as good as this one.

This is stupid; this is corny; it has way too many sexual innuendos, particularly for the millions of teens who saw this film.....but it is undeniably funny. It's also extremely colorful and the '60s clothing is a hoot to see once again (yeah, I remember it well.) This is the like the TV-program "Laugh-In," but with a dumb story.

I have no complaints looking at Elizabeth Hurley ("Vanessa Kensington") and Michael Myers ("Austin Powers"), with his crooked teeth, stupid grin and ridiculous sayings made me laugh. This is a very fast-moving film, a spoof of James Bond and a spoof of the crazy '60s.

The 90 minutes go by quickly.


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Country:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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