Heather Graham reprised her role as Felicity Shagwell in a scene that was ultimately cut. Will Ferrell reprised his role of Mustafa in another deleted scene, in which he has to answer a question, after being asked four times.
The items on Austin Powers' briefly-glimpsed "Things To Do Before I Die" list are, in order: Become International Man of Mystery; Save World from Certain Doom; Find True Love; Go to Outer Space; Travel Through Time, Backward and Forward; Be Cryogenically Frozen; Catch Dr. Evil in the First Act; Threesome with Japanese Twins; Win Daddy's Respect.
Mike Myers has said that his glasses in all three films are meant to look like those worn by Sir Michael Caine in The Ipcress File (1965), so Caine took the original glasses (model "Teviot 74" by UK Optical) to the set, and wore them as Nigel.
During the "Hard Knock Life" rap song, you can see Mini-Me's and Dr. Evil's Prison Number. Dr. Evil's prison number is 00001 and Mini-Me's prison number is 00001/8, a reference to the fact that Mini-Me is 1/8 of Dr. Evil's size.
The updated version of the Alfie (1966) song heard during the end credits was originally a musical number within the movie. The scene was shot including each character singing a verse or part of a verse of the song, but the musical number was later cut from the final film. It is included in the deleted scenes on the DVD release.
It is unclear how Dr. Evil and Mini-Me returned to the present day, after the time portal was destroyed along with the moonbase at the end of the previous film. It was speculated that Dr. Evil's rocket may have had a device that allowed them to time travel. It was also speculated that Dr. Evil and Mini-Me returned to Earth and constructed another time portal, explaining how Goldmember came into possession of a time portal and it was also speculated that following the destruction of the moonbase, Dr. Evil and Mini-Me returned to the volcanic lair and returned to the present via the other time portal, which Dr. Evil, Mini-Me and Scott Evil arrived through from 1999.
The e-mail that Austin receives while explaining "the internet" to Foxxy reads: "Dear Mr. Powers, a new ATM card will be sent to you by FedEx, because your account was compromised by an unknown hacker, who obtained your PIN while you were purchasing an mp3 player on eBay, your bank".
All promotional material (including online trailers) bearing the movie's original title, Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), was withdrawn in late January 2002. MGM and Danjaq, who control the James Bond license, obtained a cease-and-desist order from the Motion Picture Association of America (M.P.A.A.) arbitration panel on the grounds that New Line was attempting to trade on the James Bond franchise without authorization. The matter went to arbitration and the film was known briefly as "The third installment of Austin Powers" until the matter was settled on April 11, 2002. MGM agreed that New Line could use the original Goldmember title, on condition that it had approval of any future titles that parodied existing Bond titles. New Line also had to agree to show the trailer for the new MGM James Bond film, Die Another Day (2002) with Goldmember.
Mike Myers is a Toronto Maple Leafs fan. As in the first two Austin Powers movies, there are more references to the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team. They include: Mini-Me wearing a Maple Leafs jersey during their video from prison, and a caption during the newscast announcing the Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup.
In the film, Goldmember uses a tractor beam to pull a meteor to earth. One of the original ideas for the villain's plan in A View To A Kill (1985), was that Zorin would be redirecting the course of Halley's Comet to crash into Silicon Valley.
An extended version of Dr. Evil's "Hard Knock Life" rap song was released as a music video. Besides including additional verses and dialogue, the video also digitally blurs Dr. Evil's mouth whenever he spouts a bleeped obscenity, something that does not happen in the film.
In the first scene between Foxxy Cleopatra and Austin, Foxxy states that they have had no contact with each other for eight years. Beyoncé, who plays Foxxy, was not yet twenty-one-years-old when this movie was in production.
The computer in Dr. Evil's hideout is made up from components of an IBM AN/FSQ-7 Combat Direction Central, built in 1954 to protect the U.S. from Soviet bomber attack. It was the largest and heaviest computer system ever built, the full system weighed six thousand tons (twelve million pounds, or 5,543,108 kilograms), and took up an entire floor of a bomb-proof blockhouse. Components of decommissioned systems were sold for scrap, and bought by film and television production companies who wanted futuristic looking computers, despite the fact they were built in the 1950s. The components used in this film were previously used in The Time Tunnel (1966), The Towering Inferno (1974), Independence Day (1996), and Fail Safe (2000), amongst many other films and television shows.
Back in 2002, Katie Couric took great pride by previewing her role in the movie. On The Today Show (1952), Katie Couric showed how they used visual effects to put a unibrow on her face, then showed her "Time's up" line.
Michael McDonald appeared in each movie of the trilogy as a different character. He played the guard killed by the steamroller in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), a radar technician in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), and the guard standing next to the Queen during Austin's knighting in this movie.
Austin and Foxxy were in a romantic relationship prior to Austin being frozen in 1967. Mrs. Kensington was his work partner and Austin respected the fact that she was married. Austin time travels to 1975, eight years after he was frozen and six years after he time travelled to 1969 to stop Dr. Evil's second diabolical plan against Austin.
Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito in play Dr. Evil and Mini-Me in the Austinpussy movie in the opening sequence both starred in L.A. Confidential (1997) and The Big Kahuna (1999). Released the same years as the previous Austin Powers films.
After the scene where Austin Powers makes his speech for winning the International Man of Mystery Award, it goes to the scene of Dr. Evil in his high security prison cell. He is seen urinating into the toilet, however, the time that it takes to zip up his crotch zipper and flush the toilet is quicker than it would take to zip up his entire suit to his neck. He could have done this for dramatic effect, like most of the movie aims to do with the characters. However, it never shows him zipping the zipper back to his neck, nor does it show any crotch zipper.
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Seth Green claims that the sequence at the end, showing him dancing around Dr. Evil's lair, was not scripted. He said he was fooling around between takes, his hijinks were caught on film, and Jay Roach decided to include it in the movie.
At the end of the movie, Dr. Evil's first name is revealed to be Dougie. This is a reference to Mike Myers' favorite Toronto Maple Leaf player, Doug Gilmour, who was frequently nicknamed Dougie during his tenure with the team back in the 1990s.
The DVD features a good quantity of outtakes: - more dialogue between Austin, Foxxy, and Fat Bastard in the sumo baths; - Austin getting drunk after the knighting; - Frau Farbissina, Number Two, and Scott packing up the old Evil Lair, where Number Two tries to convince Scott that alpaca farming is worth looking into; - More to the "Fahza" sequence; - A second "Fahza" sequence when Goldmember is talking to Foxxy before driving away with the Preparation H; - Mini-Me killing a convict after the "Hard-Knock Life" Number; - A sequence involving Austin, lingerie, and a mirror; - More to the 'can I paint his yoohoo gold? that's my thing' bit; - A song number after Austin and Nigel split up; - Another appearance by Fook Mi and Fook Yu; - A variety of outtakes and deleted scenes, some from the trailers - The "vomit overkill sequence" after Mr. Roboto gets fed to the sharks (blood is seen in the water); - Dr. Evil playing with the submarine controls, claiming to be emulating Das Boot (1981); - Austin and Dr. Evil at the academy, both doing a combination of the "hide Austin's crotch behind stuff" - Austin and Dr. Evil at the academy in a long sequence of scenes using euphemisms for penis; - The villains talking about how gold isn't the most valuable thing around. Also included are: - A gigantic "operatic" vomiting sequence ("the Fantasia (1940) of vomit scenes", according to Jay Roach); - A musical number ("What's It All About, Austin?") performed by Susanna Hoffs while Austin looks for his dad in Tokyo, featuring Number Two in drag with Young Number Two; - A naked Young Austin with Young Evil; - A small weightlifting scene with Dr. Evil and Mini-Me before their rap; - A confrontation between Mini-Me and a prisoner after the rap; - A scene of Scott in Dr. Evil's chair in the Hollywood sign lair, and an extra part of the opening dance number.
Dr. Evil is revealed as Dougie Powers, Austin's long-lost brother and redeeming himself by helping Austin stop Goldmember from taking over the world mocks the Star Wars films, mainly Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Darth Vader reveals himself as Anakin Skywalker, Luke's father, and redeems himself by destroying Emperor Palpatine.
Austin Powers (a parody on James Bond) and Dr. Evil (a parody on Bond's nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld) turn out to be brothers. In Spectre (2015) James Bond finds his foster brother in charge of SPECTRE, using the alias Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
The film could've had two possible alternate endings, and these two different endings were not thought of by Mike Myers: One possible alternate ending would had ended with Austin convincing Nigel and Dr. Evil to return with him to British Intelligence and undergo a DNA test to confirm if Dr. Evil is Austin's brother and the DNA test confirms that Dr. Evil is indeed Austin's brother. The other possible alternate ending would had been a much different and would be a less happier ending and would had set the stage and become the plot for a fourth film, which Dr. Evil would not be Austin's brother, which in that ending, just before Dr. Evil helps Austin stop Goldmember. As Austin is about to shoot him, Nigel stops Austin and tells Austin that he must not kill him and Nigel reveals that Austin had a brother. Nigel had thought Austin's brother died in the car bombing and witnessed Dr. Evil's parents finding his brother and that Austin's brother and Dr. Evil were raised as brothers. After Goldmembers defeat, Dr. Evil returned and held in custody at British Intelligence is confronted by Austin about his brother. Dr. Evil tells Austin that he had lost touch with his adopted brother and does not know his current whereabouts and Austin decides to find him.