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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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Jay Roach
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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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If you see only one movie this summer, see Star Wars. But if you see two movies this summer, see Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me See more »


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

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Country:

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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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Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Rob Lowe's impression of Robert Wagner was developed several years before its appearance in the film. Lowe dated one of Wagner's daughters. See more »

Goofs

When Felicity is hammering the tennis racket into Austin's "shadow", it is almost up to the strings when the camera moves to the guards outside the tent. When the camera turns back to the shadow, it is only "in" up to the middle of the handle. 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

The opening credits cover Austin Powers' groin as he walks and dances naked. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the German version Austin is dubbed by Rick Kavanian, the well-known comedian from the Bullyparade. Christian Tramitz, another member of the Bullyparade trio, has dubbed Mustafa. See more »

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Referenced in Tomorrow's Cantabile: Lesson 4 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Just The Two Of Us (Dr. Evil Mix)
Written by Ralph MacDonald (as Ralph McDonald), William Salter, and Bill Withers
Based on the adaptation by Will Smith
Dr. Evil lyrics by Robin Ruzan
Performed by Mike Myers (as Dr. Evil)
Derived from the original recording by Will Smith
Taken from the album "Big Willie Style"
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Mr. Mojo rising
11 May 2000 | by mic checkSee all my reviews

Austin Powers is one of those movies that has become MORE popular as time wears on. Austin's slang has worked its way into the lexicon and everything from the redhot video to the Austin Powers Penis Enlarger is on sale and raking in meeeeeelions. When news of a sequel hit the streets, fans freaked. It's safe to say that AP2 is rivaled only by The Phantom Menace as 1999's must see.

The wait is over.

The second-most anticipated movie of 1999 finally comes to theaters. We're ecstatic to report that AP is a friggin' laugh riot, as Myers and crew have strung together another brilliant collection of one-liners and over the top, sometimes horribly disgusting, sight gags. The follow-up to 1997's video hit has Austin heading back to the 60s to track down his mojo, stolen by one of Dr. Evil's comically evil hapless henchmen. What's mojo? A multi-colored, stringy looking mess that makes Austin irresistible to the ladies. But the plot isn't so important. This is the Austin you know and love, only this time he's even more raw and hardcore.

It's clear that Myers was given a much larger budget to bring his vision to the screen after the runaway success of Austin Powers on video. The sets in Spy are much more vibrant and huge, the effects (yes, effects) are top-notch, and the pacing is completely nonstop. I had a perma-grin stuck on my face through the whole thing and will need to see it again just because the audience drowned out some lines with laughter.

Here Kitty Kitty Kitty Spy picks up with Austin taking a trip in a time machine back to the smashing 60s where, as we all know, he is a sexual dynamo. The time travel bits can get confusing, but as Basil Exposition of British Intelligence says, "Just sit back and enjoy yourself." Back in the 60s, Austin quickly draws the attention of his nemesis Dr. Evil. The hilarity begins as a patchwork parade of moronic henchmen attempt to wipe out Austin.

Still, the best reason to shell out your cash is that AP2 is clearly Dr. Evil's movie. If he's your favorite, you're in luck. Most important, we see him get some.

The film does lean a bit too heavily on gags from the first flick and some of the "Yeah, baby" schtick grows old fast. (When your Mammy starts saying "Yeah, baby," it's clearly tired, right?) Still, fans of the original will feel right at home with the budget destructo devices, the horrid teeth, and the clumsy bumblings of Austin himself. In a summer full of high concepts and big budget, AP2 is just the ticket.


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