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Encyclopedia > Austin Powers series
Austin Powers series
Directed by Jay Roach
Produced by Mike Myers
Written by Mike Myers
Starring Mike Myers as Austin Powers
Music by George S. Clinton
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date(s) 1997present
Running time 283 minutes
Country  United States
Language English
Gross revenue $472 million

The Austin Powers series is a series of comedy films from 1997 to present that is written and produced by and stars Mike Myers as the title character, directed by Jay Roach and distributed by New Line Cinema. The films mainly spoofs the James Bond, Derek Flint, Jason King and Matt Helm franchises, incorporates myriad other elements of popular culture and follows the British spy's attempts to bring the villain Doctor Evil to justice. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Jay Roach (born 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American film director and producer whose credits include the Austin Powers movies, and the hit comedies Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers starring Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller. ... This article is about the actor. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... George S. Clinton (b. ... New Line Cinema, founded in 1967, is one of the major American film studios. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Present may mean: present (time): time that is neither past nor future a gift: thing given free of charge, gratis This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... A comedy film is a film laced with humor or that may seek to provoke laughter from the audience. ... This article is about the actor. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Jay Roach (born 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American film director and producer whose credits include the Austin Powers movies, and the hit comedies Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers starring Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller. ... New Line Cinema, founded in 1967, is one of the major American film studios. ... 007 redirects here. ... Our Man Flint was a 1966 sci-fi action film which starred James Coburn. ... Jason King was a UK television series produced from 1971 to 1972. ... Matt Helm as depicted on the back cover of The Wrecking Crew, 1960 Matt Helm, a fictional character created by author Donald Hamilton, is a U.S. government counteragent—a man whose primary job is to kill or nullify enemy agents—not a spy or secret agent in the ordinary... Popular culture, sometimes abbreviated to pop culture, consists of widespread cultural elements in any given society. ... Dr. Evil is a fictional supervillain played by Mike Myers in the Austin Powers film series. ...


The films poke fun at the outrageous plots, rampant sexual innuendo, and one-dimensional stock characters characteristically associated with '60s spy films, as well as the cliché of the ultra-suave male superspy. Contrary to the handsome, super-smooth leading men of the James Bond genre, Powers is not characterized as being conventionally attractive (he is especially known for his bad teeth), although female characters in the films seem to find him irresistible. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A stock character is a fictional character that relies heavily on cultural types or stereotypes for its personality, manner of speech, and other characteristics. ... The spy film genre deals with the subject of fictional espionage, either in a realistic way or as a basis for fantasy. ...


The general theme of the films is that arch-villain Dr. Evil plots to extort large sums of money from governments or international bodies but is constantly thwarted by British super-spy Austin Powers. To incorporate cultural elements of the 1960s and 1970s all the films feature time travel as a plot device and deliberately overlook inconsistencies.

Contents

The Films

The series so far consists of the following films :



Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery


Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me


Austin Powers in Goldmember

An early draft of the first film's script suggests that it was supposed to be followed by "You Only Floss Once", and preceded by movies such as "Middle Name: Danger" (which is supposed to be set in the fifties, and made to reflect that it was made at that time), "Four Eyes Only" (a supposed seventies film where Austin is played by Roger Moore), and "From India With Affection" (where Austin is portrayed as an Indian gentleman). None of these movies are real, of course, furthering the Bond parody theme of the series as a whole.[1] The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, directed by Jay Roach, is the first film of the Austin Powers series. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me is the second film in the Austin Powers series started with Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and continued in Austin Powers in Goldmember. ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... Austin Powers in Goldmember, released in 2002, is the third film of the Austin Powers series starring Mike Myers in the title role. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park 4... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, directed by Jay Roach, is the first film of the Austin Powers series. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me is the second film in the Austin Powers series started with Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and continued in Austin Powers in Goldmember. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Austin Powers in Goldmember, released in 2002, is the third film of the Austin Powers series starring Mike Myers in the title role. ... For other persons named Roger Moore, see Roger Moore (disambiguation). ...


Austin Powers 4?

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, [2] Mike Myers discussed the possibility of studio sources moving forward with a fourth Austin Powers film. "There is hope!" says Myers of the latter. "We're all circling and talking to each other. I miss doing the characters." In an interview with IGN (May 16, 2007), [3] IGN asked, "So no more Austin Powers?" and Myers said, "No, no, there is a fully conceived idea for a fourth and I can just say that it's from Dr. Evil's point of view. So if you balanced how much of it was Austin with Dr. Evil, it's more about Dr. Evil than Austin." It has also been rumored that Jennifer Lopez will be starring along side Myers in the fourth movie. It is also unknown if Jay Roach will return as director of the fourth film. This article is about the actor. ... For other uses, see IGN (disambiguation). ... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For the meteorologist of The Weather Channel, see The Weather Channel (United States). ... Jay Roach (born 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American film director and producer whose credits include the Austin Powers movies, and the hit comedies Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers starring Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller. ...


In May 2007, at the Shrek the Third premiere, Mike Myers announced that a fourth Austin Powers film is planned but that it would focus more on Dr. Evil than Austin himself. He also said that he'd be starting work on it when he starts work on another film project The Love Guru, this August.[4] May 2007 is the fifth month of that year. ... This article is about the film. ... Dr. Evil is a fictional supervillain played by Mike Myers in the Austin Powers film series. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The Love Guru is an upcoming Mike Myers movie, due for release in 2008. ...


In August 2007, Myers announced the release date of Austin Powers 4 as November 14, 2008, and stated I'm looking forward to it.


It was recently confirmed on the daytime TV show in the UK that Austin Powers would not be against Dr. Evil because of the events at the end of the previous film but would in fact be co-operating with him against a brand new nemesis codenamed 'Neversoft'


Characters

Austin Powers (Mike Myers) - A British secret agent cryogenically frozen in 1967 and defrosted in 1997 in order to battle his arch enemy, Dr. Evil. ...

Box office reception

The first film in the series, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery cost $16.5 million, opened on May 2, 1997, and made a modest impact, grossing US$53 million in its North American release. The film was not a major success in theatres, but became a hit and cult classic on the home video market and cable television. In June 1999, the film spawned a sequel, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. This, however, was a huge box office hit, the third-highest grossing film of the summer (Behind only Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and The Sixth Sense), earning US$206 million in its North American release. In its North American opening weekend it earned US$55 million (then the third biggest debut in box office history), and became the first movie sequel to outearn the original after only its first weekend. The 282% increase in total box office gross from the original to sequel is a feat beaten by Terminator 2: Judgment Day's 434% increase and The Color of Money's massive increase of 687% over The Hustler (7.6 for The Hustler to 52.2 million for The Color of Money). A third film, Austin Powers in Goldmember, was released in 2002 to similar fanfare, earning US$213 million. The Austin Powers trilogy is one of the few movie series in which every sequel has outearned the film that preceded it. As of 2006, a fourth installment in the series is in limbo, although comments made during the Special Features of the Goldmember DVD suggest that the series may not go beyond a trilogy. In May 2007, however, TV channel G4 informed viewers that a fourth film has been planned, with the story focusing on Dr. Evil's point of view. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, directed by Jay Roach, is the first film of the Austin Powers series. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article is about the year. ... Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me is the second film in the Austin Powers series started with Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and continued in Austin Powers in Goldmember. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... For the ability sometimes referred to as sixth sense, see Extra-sensory perception. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Terminator 2: Judgment Day (commonly abbreviated T2) is a 1991 movie directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Robert Patrick. ... The Color of Money was a 1984 novel by American writer Walter Tevis, continuing the story of Fast Eddie Felson from The Hustler (1959). ... The Novel The Hustler was a 1959 novel by American writer Walter Tevis, which tells the story of a young pool player who challenges the legendary Minnesota Fats but loses, sending his life into a tailspin. ... Austin Powers in Goldmember, released in 2002, is the third film of the Austin Powers series starring Mike Myers in the title role. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Development hell is media-industry jargon for a film, television screenplay, or computer game[1] (or sometimes just a concept or idea) getting stuck in development and never going into production. ...


Charts

Title Release date Total domestic
box office
Total
admissions
Inflation adjusted
total box office*
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery May 2, 1997 $53,000,000 11.5 million $77,625,000
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me June 11, 1999 $206,000,000 40.5 million $273,375,000
Austin Powers in Goldmember July 26, 2002 $213,000,000 36.6 million $247,050,000
Austin Powers 4 November 15, 2008
Totals films 1-3 as of November 2007 $472,000,000 88.6 million $598,050,000

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Original sources

Mike Myers himself has stated in interviews that the idea for Austin Powers came to him one night while driving home from hockey practice. Hearing the song The Look of Love by Burt Bacharach on his car radio, he wondered "Where have all the swingers gone?", and conceived the character who would become Austin Powers. The first phrase he thought the character might say was "Do I make you horny?" which later did indeed become a catch phrase for the character. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ...


A Canadian by birth, Myers' parents are British and he holds dual nationality. Although the films parody the plots and characters of 1960s spy movies, the humour is influenced by Myers' British heritage particularly the bawdy Carry On films, Benny Hill and Peter Sellers of whom Myers is a self-confessed fan (his favourite films being the Bond spoof Casino Royale and The Party). Influences from Sellers' films are apparent throughout the series with the character of Austin Powers being inspired by Seller's portrayal of Roger Danvers in the 1972 film There's a Girl in My Soup. Powers' dandyish appearance is inspired by Jason King - the adventurer from Department S who starred in his eponymous spin-off show. The name Austin Powers is probably inspired by the British Austin brand of motorcar. Other influences are The Beatles films, The Monkees television series and the cocktail party scene from Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. The Carry On films were a long-running series of British low-budget comedy films, directed by Gerald Thomas and produced by Peter Rogers. ... Alfred Hawthorn Hill (21 January 1924 – 19 April 1992), better known as Benny Hill, was a prolific English comic, actor and singer, best known for his television programme, The Benny Hill Show. ... Peter Sellers, CBE (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was a British comedian and actor best known for his three roles in Dr. Strangelove and as Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther films. ... This article is about the 1967 film, for other uses of this name, see Casino Royale. ... This article is about the film. ... Theres a Girl In My Soup was a 1970 comedy movie starring Peter Sellers and a very young Goldie Hawn. ... Jason King was a UK television series produced from 1971 to 1972. ... Department S was a British espionage/science fiction adventure series produced by ITC Entertainment. ... The Austin Motor Company was a British manufacturer of automobiles that rose to be a major motorcar brand, the dominant partner after merger with Morris in 1952 but declining after absorption into the British Leyland Motor Corporation, and its subsequent troubles. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Monkees in 1968 (left to right): Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith and Davy Jones The Monkees were a four-person band who appeared in an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. ... Rowan & Martins Laugh-In was a United States comedy television show broadcast from January 22, 1968 through 1973 over the NBC Network. ...


Characters

Powers' "cover persona" (to hide his job as an international agent) is as a fashion photographer, which provides an opportunity in the first two films to satirize Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up as well as Dean Martin's Matt Helm character. The signature eye glasses hail from the Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) films, but most clearly the iconic look of Peter Sellers in the mid-60s, which is seen in Casino Royale. Appropriately, Caine played Austin's father, Nigel Powers, in Goldmember (and wore the original glasses from The IPCRESS File). Michelangelo Antonioni (September 29, 1912 - July 30, 2007) was an Italian modernist film director whose films are widely considered as some of the most influential in film aesthetics. ... For blowups in algebraic geometry, see blowing up. ... Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti, June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, film actor, and comedian. ... Matt Helm as depicted on the back cover of The Wrecking Crew, 1960 Matt Helm, a fictional character created by author Donald Hamilton, is a U.S. government counteragent—a man whose primary job is to kill or nullify enemy agents—not a spy or secret agent in the ordinary... Harry Palmer is a fictional secret agent who is the central character in a number of films based on the three of the first four spy novels by Len Deighton. ... This article is about the English actor. ... Peter Sellers, CBE (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was a British comedian and actor best known for his three roles in Dr. Strangelove and as Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther films. ... This article is about the 1967 film, for other uses of this name, see Casino Royale. ... The Ipcress File is a 1965 film adaptation of Len Deightons novel the The IPCRESS File. ...


Powers' nemesis is Dr. Evil, a character based on Blofeld of the Bond films. Other Bond inspired villains include Frau Farbissina, most probably based on From Russia with Love's Rosa Klebb and On Her Majesty's Secret Service's Irma Bunt; Dr. Evil's right hand man, Number 2, probably inspired by Thunderball's Emilio Largo (who was referred to in that film as Number 2) and referring also to Number 2 in The Prisoner; Alotta Fagina, a pun on Goldfinger's Pussy Galore; Ivana Humpalot is a pun on "Xenia Onatopp"; and Random Task, again a pun, this time on Goldfinger's Oddjob. The figure "Goldmember" in the 2002 film of the same name is himself a stand-alone referral to the character Auric Goldfinger. Dr. Evil is a fictional supervillain played by Mike Myers in the Austin Powers film series. ... Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a fictional character from the James Bond universe. ... Frau Farbissina is a character, played by Mindy Sterling, from the Austin Powers series of movies. ... For the Ian Fleming novel, see From Russia with Love. ... Colonel Rosa Klebb is a fictional character from the James Bond novel and film From Russia With Love. ... For the James Bond film, see On Her Majestys Secret Service (film). ... Irma Bunt is the main henchwomen in the James Bond film On Her Majestys Secret Service. ... Spoiler warning: Number 2 is a fictional character in the Austin Powers franchise. ... For other topics with this name, see Thunderball. ... Emilio Largo is a fictional character from the James Bond novel Thunderball. ... For other uses, see The Prisoner (disambiguation) and Prisoner. ... Goldfinger is the third film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Sean Connery as the MI6 agent. ... Pussy Galore is a character from the Goldfinger novel and feature film. ... Xenia Sergeyevna Onatopp (Russian: Ксения Сергеевна Онатопп) is a fictional character in the James Bond film GoldenEye, played by actress Famke Janssen. ... Goldfinger is the third film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Sean Connery as the MI6 agent. ... Oddjob is a henchman to the villain Auric Goldfinger in the James Bond film and novel, Goldfinger. ... Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 comedy film. ... Austin Powers in Goldmember, released in 2002, is the third film of the Austin Powers series starring Mike Myers in the title role. ... Auric Goldfinger is a fictional character in the James Bond film and novel Goldfinger. ...


Michael York's character Basil Exposition is named Exposition because Basil literally provides the audience with the exposition of the plot. The name serves to parody M (or some other high ranking official) in the Bond movies who briefs Bond about his new mission. Like Basil, M makes use of sophisticated presentation devices to explain the "plot" and "characters". The Bond screenwriters often made these clunky scenes more entertaining by, for example, showing Bond being briefed in a secret cave (in The Spy Who Loved Me) or by playing off Bond's one-upmanship with M. For the American hockey player, see Mike York. ... Basil Exposition is a fictional character portrayed by Michael York in the Austin Powers series of 1960s spy-film parodies. ... Exposition is a literary technique by which information is conveyed about events that have occurred prior to the beginning of a novel, play, movie or other work of fiction. ... M is a fictional character in Ian Flemings James Bond series, as well as the films in the Bond franchise. ... The official film logo of James Bond (007) The adventures of Ian Flemings fictional secret agent, James Bond, have become a successful film series, with twenty-one titles made by EON Productions as of 2007. ... For the Ian Fleming novel, see The Spy Who Loved Me. ...


As for the female lead characters, from International Man of Mystery, Mrs. Kensington and her daughter Vanessa and the tight-fitting leather catsuits they wear are based on the female partners of John Steed, (especially Diana Rigg's character Emma Peel) from The Avengers Vanessa Kensington is a character in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and, briefly, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. ... A woman wearing a black latex catsuit and thigh-high boots. ... John Steed is a fictional character, played by Patrick Macnee, on the British series The Avengers and The New Avengers. ... Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg DBE (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress. ... Image:AvengersBook1. ... The Avengers is a British 1960s television series featuring secret agents in a fantasy 1960s Britain. ...


Felicity Shagwell in The Spy Who Shagged Me is a stereotypical "hippie chick" from the 1960s whose name is based on the double entendre inspired names of several female James Bond characters such as "Pussy Galore", "Xenia Onatopp", "Holly Goodhead" or "Mary Goodnight" (in the French version of The Man with a Golden Gun, Britt Ekland's character is named "Bonne Nuit" while Heather Graham's Shagwell is dubbed "Bonne Baise" in the French version of The Spy Who Shagged Me, an obvious reference to the 1974 Bond movie). She is also considered as an American version of Modesty Blaise. Heather Graham also mentions on the Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me DVD that her character is based on the title character played by Jane Fonda in 1968 film Barbarella. Felicity Shagwell (Shagwell by name, Shag-very-well by reputation), played by Heather Graham, born on May 12th, 1942 , is the female accomplice of Austin Powers in the 1999 comedy film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and a member of the CIA. She is known for seducing (and... A double entendre is a figure of speech similar to the pun, in which a spoken phrase can be understood in either of two ways. ... Pussy Galore is a character from the Goldfinger novel and feature film. ... Xenia Sergeyevna Onatopp (Russian: Ксения Сергеевна Онатопп) is a fictional character in the James Bond film GoldenEye, played by actress Famke Janssen. ... An intimate moment between Bond and an exhausted by blissful Holly A fictional character from the James Bond franchise, Dr. Holly Goodhead played by Lois Chiles is the main Bond Girl of Moonraker. ... The following is a list of allies found throughout the James Bond film and novel series. ... The Man with the Golden Gun is the ninth film in the James Bond series and the second to star Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond. ... Britt Ekland (born Britt-Marie Eklund on October 6, 1942) is a Swedish actress, long resident in the UK. Ekland became famous as a result of her 1964 whirlwind romance and marriage to British actor and comedian, Peter Sellers, who proposed after seeing her photograph in the paper. ... For the author, see Heather Graham Pozzessere. ... The official film logo of James Bond (007) The adventures of Ian Flemings fictional secret agent, James Bond, have become a successful film series, with twenty-one titles made by EON Productions as of 2007. ... Cover of the first Modesty Blaise novel. ... Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me is the second film in the Austin Powers series started with Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and continued in Austin Powers in Goldmember. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. ... Barbarella, also known as Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy is a 1968 erotic science fiction film directed by Roger Vadim, based on the French Barbarella comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest. ...


Foxxy Cleopatra in Goldmember is clearly based on female characters from 1970's "blaxploitation" or "soul cinema" motion pictures, especially those featuring Pam Grier. The name itself clearly is based on Foxy Brown (played by Grier) and Cleopatra Jones (played by Tamara Dobson). Other elements of her character are taken from Grier's characters in the films Coffy and Friday Foster. Teresa Graves's performance in the short-lived crime drama Get Christie Love! might also be an inspiration, but all of the vixens in the "soul cinema" genre might be considered formulaic. Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 comedy film. ... Shaft (1971) Blaxploitation is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted the urban black audience; the word itself is a portmanteau of the words “black” and “exploitation. ... Pamela Suzette Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an iconic American actress. ... Foxy Brown movie poster Foxy Brown is a blaxploitation film from 1974, written and directed by Jack Hill. ... The action-adventure movie Cleopatra Jones, starring Tamara Dobson as Cleopatra, was released in 1973. ... Tamara Dobson (1947- ) is an African-American actress. ... Coffy , Jack Hills 1973 movie about an African American woman vigilante, catapulted Pam Grier to stardom as one of blaxploitations biggest icons. ... Teresa Graves was an African-American actress and singer. ... Get Christie Love! is a 1974 made-for-television film, starring Teresa Graves as an undercover female police detective who is determined to overthrow a drug ring. ...


A few other 1960s' films that seem to have been source material for the satirical blend of the characters:

  • Dr. No (1962, Dr. No's HQ/Dr. Evil's HQ)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967, the Blofeld/Dr. Evil appearance.)
  • Casino Royale (1967, many elements, itself a spoof of the Bond films.)
  • Blow-Up (1966, the virile fashion photographer.)
  • Our Man Flint and In Like Flint (1966 and 1967, many elements. Austin, in The Spy Who Shagged Me, says the latter title is his favorite movie.)
  • The IPCRESS File (1965, Harry Palmer's glasses.)
  • Alfie (1966, mentioned and parodied throughout all three movies)
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau (Dr. Evil plays a duet of "What If God Was One of Us" on a large piano with MiniMe on a smaller keyboard in The Spy Who Shagged Me, a parody of a similar scene in the aforementioned film.)

Dr. No is a 1962 spy film. ... For the Ian Fleming novel, see You Only Live Twice. ... This article is about the 1967 film, for other uses of this name, see Casino Royale. ... For blowups in algebraic geometry, see blowing up. ... Our Man Flint is a 1966 action film which stars James Coburn as Derek Flint. ... Derek Flint surrounded by bikini girls on the beach in In Like Flint. ... The Ipcress File is a 1965 film adaptation of Len Deightons novel the The IPCRESS File. ... Alfie is a 1966 film starring Michael Caine. ... The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) is the third major movie version of the H.G. Wells novel about a scientist who attempts to convert animals into people, starring Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk, David Thewlis, and Ron Perlman, and directed by John Frankenheimer. ...

Cars

There were two cars featured in the films were called "SWINGER" and SWINGER2". The cars were a Jaguar E Type and XK8 convertible. He is also seen driving a modern Volkswagen Beetle convertible in the second movie. In addition, Nigel Powers' car is a Mini, which is able to travel under water and has a license plate reading "GR8SHAG". Also there were two cars made by the MOD to transport Austin back in time. Categories: Automobile stubs | Jaguar vehicles | Rear wheel drive vehicles | Sports cars ... The Jaguar XK8 began production in 1996 (model year 1997) and was the first 8 cylinder vehicle produced by Jaguar, introducing the new Jaguar AJ-V8 engine. ... Volkswagen AG (ISIN: DE0007664005), or VW, is an automobile manufacturer based in Wolfsburg, Germany. ... This article is about the original Volkswagen Beetle. ... For the new MINI, see MINI (BMW). ... The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. ...


Scenes

The sequence in Goldmember, when Foxxy Cleopatra dubs what a character behind her is saying, is taken from After the Fox. A scene in the same film when Powers adjusts the fountain to make the statue urinate to a greater distance is taken from The Party. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the film. ...


Another major source of humour derives from Powers' having been cryogenically frozen in the 1960s and revived in the late 1990s (roughly parodying the 1966 spy series Adam Adamant Lives! about an Edwardian secret agent who was frozen) without having any sense whatsoever of changes that have occurred in society the intervening years. Cryogenics is a branch of physics (or engineering) that studies the production of very low temperatures (below –150 °C, –238 °F or 123 K) and the behavior of materials at those temperatures. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Adam Adamant Lives! was a television series that ran from 1966 to 1967 on the BBC. The show was the BBCs attempt to emulate the success of ITVs The Avengers, with a comedy adventure theme that would take a satirical look at life in the 1960s through the... The Edwardian period or Edwardian era in the United Kingdom is the period 1901 to 1910, the reign of King Edward VII. It is sometimes extended to include the period to the start of World War I in 1914 or even the end of the war in 1918. ...

"...but as long as people are still having promiscuous sex with many anonymous partners without protection while at the same time experimenting with mind-expanding drugs in a consequence-free environment, I'll be sound as the pound!" - Austin Powers.

The "unfreezing process" is a parody of a similar scene in "Demolition Man". Demolition Man is an American science fiction-action film released in 1993. ...


Games

Video games
  • Austin Powers: Oh, Behave! (Game Boy Color)
  • Austin Powers: Welcome to My Underground Lair! (Game Boy Color)
  • Austin Powers in Operation Trivia (PC and Macintosh)
  • Austin Powers Pinball (PlayStation)
Other

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Recurring Jokes/Events

  • Austin and Dr. Evil being unaware of the changes that occurred in the years they were frozen in the first movie, or mentioning things that have not yet occurred after travelling back in time in the second.
  • Objects shaped like private parts (a key and a space ship resembling a penis, a satellite resembling breasts, etc.) Also, upon seeing flying objects, someone says "That looks like a... (nickname for private part) said by someone else not referring to the object.
  • Girls with sexually suggestive names.
  • Austin constantly denying the ownership of his penis enlarger pump (First movie and deleted scene from second movie.)
  • Dr. Evil's (and in a Goldmember deleted scene, Scott's) chair spinning out of control making the sitter sick.
  • Number 2 being in love with his past self (deleted scenes only).
  • Dr. Evil telling everyone to "Throw him a fricken bone".
  • Mustafa never dying despite his injuries.
  • Suggestive shadow scenes.
  • Austin's license plates change from movie to movie. SWINGER is on his car. SWINGER 2 is on the 60's time machine. SWNGR3 on the 70's one. Also, his dad's license plate is GR8SHAG.
  • Fat Bastard farting after an emotional speech.
  • Frau Farbissna shrieking Dr. Evil's and Scott's orders.
  • Mini-me threatening or trying to kill Scott.
  • Dr. Evil replying with "Riiiiiiight..." after an awkward moment.
  • Scott suggesting more straight-forward plans more likely to succeed that Dr. Evil ignores.
  • Austin destroying fembots with sexually suggestive movements.
  • Random objects or opening credits censoring nude characters. Objects frequently resemble what they are censoring (such as cups of milk censoring female breasts).
  • Mini-me humping (Dr. Evil's Laser, Foxxy Cleopatra's Leg).
  • Dr. Evil mentioning his desire to own "sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads", fulfilled by Scott who gave them to his father in the third film.
  • Good spy sleeping with bad spy after failing to have sex with another good spy.
  • Dr. Evil's or Scott's evil laughter getting out of control.
  • Mini-me only speaking while singing.
  • Burt Bacharat performs a song on piano.
  • Dr. Evil (and at one time, Scott) running in a feminine manner.
  • Breaking the fourth wall (Basil told both Austin and the audience to "enjoy yourself", Austin turning to the audience after making a suggestive joke, Fat Bastard using wires in a fight scene).
  • Fat Bastard's love of eating babies (Second film and third film deleted scene).
  • Austin and his father having bad teeth.
  • Dr. Evil using quotation fingers on words he thinks he coined (Deleted scene: "I'm the first to use "quotation fingers", or so I "think").
  • Dr. Evil asking for a ridiculously high or low ransom or even a number that doesn't exist ("1 billion, gagillion, fifillion...") when contacting the world leaders.
  • Dr. Evil destroying his own lair with a self-destruct button (First and second films.) Dr. Evil used his own plan in the third movie to stop Goldmember.
  • Inappropriate names for Dr. Evil's plans (Preparation H, The Alan Parsons Project).
  • Austin constantly overcoming the odds, especially during a firefight (i.e. End on second movie, shoots all four guards with four bullets)

The fourth wall is the imaginary invisible wall at the front of the stage in a proscenium theater, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.fortunecity.com/tattooine/clarke/38/scripts/Austin-Powers.htm
  2. ^ http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,1114708,00.html
  3. ^ http://movies.ign.com/articles/788/788829p2.html
  4. ^ Mike Myers - MTV interview - http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1559113/20070501/story.jhtml
  • USA Today discusses parallel with Pussy Galore
  • Slang City(online) discusses parallel with Pussy Galore
  • The spy who came in from the cold, by Barbara Lester
  • Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery, Chicago Sun Times, By Roger Ebert May 2, 1997
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