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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.

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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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If he were any cooler, he'd still be frozen, baby! See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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

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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

Michael McDonald has been featured in all three Austin Powers movies, as different characters. In this one, he played the guard killed by the steamroller, in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), he played one of the radar techs, and in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), he played the guard standing next to the Queen when Austin is being knighted. See more »

Goofs

When Austin jumps on his bed on his plane, he throws off all the pillows but one white one, which disappears in the next shot. 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 final credits include scenes of a photo shoot with Austin Powers, as well as a music video of the song 'BBC' by Ming Tea. See more »

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Soul Bossa Nova
Written by Quincy Jones
Performed by Quincy Jones and His Orchestra
Courtesy of Mercury Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Finally, a good Bond spoof
8 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is really a funny parody of the Bond movies. This is the best thing to watch if you've seen a typical by-the-numbers Bond movie, one of the old ones, for example, and thought it was ridiculous, or at the very least something other than great. The plot is directly spoofing the old Bond movies, with an evil villain trying to take over the world. The acting is pretty good, for a spoof movie; the characters are mostly caricatures and stereotypes, to further parody the Bond movies, but they add to the humor of the film. Mike Myers is great in this movie, pretty much anyone who likes him will probably enjoy him in this. I loved how it was spoofing the Bond movies, sometimes even mentioning the ludicrousness of the characters actions in details. If you're into 60's stereotypes, crude sexual humor and some great Bond-spoof action, you'll most likely enjoy this. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys spoof movies, and who's seen at least one Bond movie and thought it was a bit ridiculous. It's filled to the brink with crude sexual innuendo and Bond-spoofing. 8/10


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