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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 hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Austin Powers / Dr. Evil
... Vanessa Kensington
... Basil Exposition
... Mrs. Kensington
... Number Two
... Scott Evil
... Alotta Fagina
... Frau Farbissina
... Patty O'Brien
... Commander Gilmour
... Mustafa
Joann Richter ... 60s Model
Anastasia Sakelaris ... 60s Model (as Anastasia Nicole Sakelaris)
Afifi Alaouie ... 60s Model
... 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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Rated PG-13 for nudity, sex-related dialogue and humor | See all certifications »

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2 May 1997 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

Scott Evil (Seth Green) wears a Kurt Cobain Nirvana shirt in his first scene. See more »

Goofs

When Austin Powers knocks out the woman in the party at the beginning, her hat gets knocked off, but when Austin grabs her/him, the hat is back on. 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 »

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Referenced in Round the Twist: Skunk Man (2001) See more »

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What the World Needs Now Is Love
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by The Posies
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Raunchy humor,but a fun spoof
8 July 2002 | by See 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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