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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 11 June 1999 (USA)
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Dr. Evil is back and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 1960s and steal Austin Powers' mojo, inadvertently leaving him "shagless".

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Myers ... Austin Powers / Dr. Evil / Fat Bastard
Heather Graham ... Felicity Shagwell
Michael York ... Basil Exposition
Robert Wagner ... Number Two
Rob Lowe ... Young Number Two
Seth Green ... Scott Evil
Mindy Sterling ... Frau Farbissina
Verne Troyer ... Mini-Me (as Verne J. Troyer)
Elizabeth Hurley ... Vanessa Kensington
Gia Carides ... Robin Swallows
Oliver Muirhead ... British Colonel
George Cheung ... Chinese Teacher (as George Kee Cheung)
Jeffrey Meng Jeffrey Meng ... Chinese Student
Muse Watson ... Klansman
Scott Cooper ... Klansman's Son - Bobby
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Storyline

Dr. Evil uses a device he calls a "Time Machine" to travel back to 1969 and remove Austin Powers' mojo. The sexually wounded swinger must travel back in time and, with the help of agent Felicity Shagwell, recover his vitality. Meanwhile, Dr. Evil's personal life runs amok as he discovers love, continues to shun his son and develops a close relationship with himself. Well, actually, a clone 1/8 his size whom he dubs "Mini-Me". The always time-baffled Dr. Evil begins his plan to put a gigantic cannon on the moon, thus turning it into a device called either "The Death Star" or "Alan Parson's Project," depending on which name is available. Written by Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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Rated PG-13 for sexual innuendo and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | German

Release Date:

11 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,917,604, 13 June 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$206,040,086

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$312,016,858
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Earned $54.9 million in its domestic opening weekend, more than the $53.8 million the first film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) earned during its entire domestic theatrical run. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, the pink swim cap on the swimmer Austin's left gets pulled down over her eyes as she comes up out of the water....and she is trying hard not to laugh. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, was frozen in 1967 and defrosted in the Nineties to battle his nemesis, Dr. Evil. After foiling his archenemy's plan to send a nuclear warhead to the center of the earth, Austin banished Dr. Evil to the cold recesses of space and settled down with his new wife, Vanessa, to live happily ever after. Or so he thought.
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Crazy Credits

There are extra scenes in the movie in the credits: 1. It shows Scott Evil meeting his real mom on Jerry Springer who turns out to be Frau (?). She explains that the test tube baby story of his birth was a lie and he is really the love child of her and Dr. Evil 2. It shows another scene of '1 Month Later' You hear Felicity Shagwell screaming from having sex when Austin walks in on her and another man. It is reveled that the other man is Austin from the past! Past Austin explains its technically not really cheating. 3. At the very end of the movie after all the credits are done it shows a scene with Mustaffa (his voice) in the scene where he fell off into a canyon. He begs for someone to call an ambulance and unsuccessfully tries to stand up on a splint he made. See more »

Alternate Versions

A scene showing Robert Wagner and Rob Lowe in bed together was removed from the theatrical version of the film in order to secure a PG-13 rating. This scene has been added to the Region 2 DVD: See more »

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References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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American Woman
Written by Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman, Gary Peterson, and Jim Kale
Performed by The Guess Who
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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The Man With The Golden Pun
20 October 2007 | by slokesSee all my reviews

The first Austin Powers movie was a shot-in-the-dark comedy Michael Myers pretty much made for himself and a few friends, little imagining the fuss it would spawn. This time, Myers and his alter egos set out to build a middle-brow entertainment franchise. At least they got the money part right.

After spending the first movie adjusting to life in the 1990s, superspy Austin Powers (Myers) is pulled back into his native 1960s to save his mojo from the evil Dr. Evil (Myers), who has stolen it with the help of traitorous Scot Fat Bastard (Myers). Will Austin save his mojo, and not incidentally, the world?

While not as satisfying or clever as the first Powers film, "Spy Who Shagged Me" does make you laugh, especially the first time you see it. Fat Bastard is a terrific new addition to the Powers tribe, a nasty self-worshipping slob who wears a metric ton and has an appetite that is boundless, morally as well as physically.

"Listen up, Sonny Jim, I ate a baby!" FB declares. "Baby: The other, other white meat!"

Also great is Verne Troyer as Dr. Evil's stunted replicant, Mini-Me. Troyer's tiny stature makes for a good initial guilty laugh, but Troyer throws himself into the role with the same kind of abandon and hidden talent Myers employed in the first film. Mini-Me's confrontations with Dr. Evil's biological son Scott (Seth Green) is an entertaining subplot throughout.

Myers himself is a bit of a mix. As Fat Bastard, he is about as funny as he's ever been on screen. As Austin and Dr. Evil, he's a little too much too often. Dr. Evil seems to be after laughs from the MTV Music Awards crowd, mocking rap videos and repeating old gags like telling Scott to be quiet (this time with the catch phrase "Zip it" rather than "Shh...") Austin is a grab bag of catch phrases, interspersed with the occasional double entendre, like when his latest lady, Felicity Shagwell (Heather Graham), notices he activates his apartment lights by clapping his hands.

"When did you get the clapper?" she asks.

"November, 1964, Dutch East Indies, shore leave," he replies.

Graham is beautiful to look at but a bit of a damp noodle otherwise, which goes for much of "The Spy Who Shagged Me." Sure, you have the clever set design, costumes, and music that the original "Austin Powers" had in spades, but the heart of the enterprise is missing here. Austin throws off one after another of his merchandise-ready puns, and it's hard not to enjoy it in fitful bursts. But it doesn't linger like the first film.


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