Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery

New Line Cinema Released 1997




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Movie Summary

Jay Roach

International spy - Austin Powers, cryogenically freezes himself and leaves his favourite decade (where he is a god) behind to await the return of his arch nemesis, the diabolical criminal mastermind Dr. Evil, who has frozen himself and retreated to the depth of space. 30 years later, Dr. Evil returns to earth to finish what he started (hold the entire world ransom) and Austin is unfrozen, for he is the only one that can stop Dr. Evil. With the help of sexy agent Vanessa Kensington, Austin must adjust to the changing times of the 90's, fight off Dr. Evil's many assassins, and go deep undercover in Dr. Evil's secret underground layer.


Metacritic Score

  • 80


    Definitely lives up to its promise of being smashing, groovy, baby.

  • 60

    The New York Times

    As goofy and throwaway as the "Brady Bunch" movies, but it has the same winking appreciation of vintage kitsch.

  • 20

    Los Angeles Times

    The result is a comedy of errors. Errors, yes. Comedy . . . we're not so sure.

Mike Myers

Mike Myers

Austin Powers / Dr. Evil

Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley

Vanessa Kensington

Michael York

Michael York

Basil Exposition

Mimi Rogers

Mimi Rogers

Mrs. Kensington

Robert Wagner

Robert Wagner

Number Two

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (6)

    • Production Budget - $16,500,000
      Domestic Gross - $53,883,989 (36th)
      Worldwide Gross - $67,683,989 (45th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $95,793,758
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $120,327,092

    • Other Production Companies
      Pathe (UK distributor)
      Capella/KC Medien
      Moving Pictures/Eric's Boy

    • Filmed on location in Los Angeles, California & Las Vegas, Nevada.

    • Music:
      Soul Bossa Nova
      Written by Quincy Jones
      Performed by Quincy Jones and his orchestra
      Incense and Peppermints
      Written by John Carter and Tim Gilbert
      Performed by Strawberry Alarm Clock
      Psychedelic Scene Breaks
      Written by Matthew Sweet, Mike Myers, Susanna Hoffs, Christopher Ward and Stuart Johnson
      Performed by Ming Tea
      Austin Powers
      Written by Darien Shanaja
      Performed by Wondermania
      Call Me
      Written by Tony Hatch
      Performed by The Mike Flowers Band
      Dr. Evil's Dance
      Written and Performed by Mike Myers
      Mas Que Nada
      Written by Jorge Ben
      Performed by Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66
      The Beautiful Blue Danube Waltzes
      Written by Johann Strauss jr
      Performed by The Vienna State Opera Orchestra
      What the World Needs Now is Love
      Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
      Performed by Burt Bacharach
      What the World Needs Now is Love
      Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
      Performed by The Posies
      You Showed Me
      Written by Roger McGuinn and Gene Clark
      Performed by The Lightning Seeds
      The Look of Love
      Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
      Performed by Susanna Hoffs
      These Boots Were Made for Walking
      Written by Lee Hazlewood
      Performed by Nancy Sisters
      I Touch Myself
      Written by Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly, Christina Amphlett and Mark McEntree
      Performed by The Divinyls
      Neow Mix--What's Next!
      Performed by Dr. Evil
      Secret Agent Man
      Written by P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri
      Performed by Johnny Rivers
      Written by Peter Svensson, Magnus Svwningsson and Nina Persson
      Performed by The Cardigans
      The Magic Piper (of love)
      Written and performed by Edwyn Collins
      These Days
      Written by Toby Orme, Anthony Miller and Gem Hufflemann
      Performed by Luxury
      Written by Mike Myers, Matthew Sweet, Susanna Hoffs, Stuart Johnson and Christopher Ward
      Performed by Ming Tea
      Female of the Species (Fembot mix)
      Written by Thomas Scott, James Edwards, Francis Griffiths and Andrew Parle
      Performed by Space

    • Saturn Awards Nominations:
      1. Costumes

      Saturn Awards Wins:
      1. Best Fantasy Film

    • Taglines:
      1. Debonair. Defiant. Defrosted.
      2. Frozen in the 60's... thawing spring '97, baby!
      3. If he were any cooler, he'd still be frozen, baby!


More Info About This Movie


alternate history, love story, fantastic adventure, extraordinary situations, light science fiction