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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Movie Title/Year and Scene Descriptions

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

In this fast-paced comedy (filled with gags, both verbal and visual) - the first of the PG-rated series of James Bond spoofs with Mike Myers:

  • the introduction of Austin Powers (Mike Myers) after being unfrozen from his cryogenic state in the Ministry of Defense in 1997: ("Who is this Austin Powers? The ultimate gentleman spy -- irresistible to women, deadly to his enemies, a legend in his own time. Attention. Stage one: laser cutting begins. Laser cutting complete. Stage two: warm liquid goo phase beginning. Warm liquid goo phase complete. Stage three: reanimation beginning. Reanimation complete. Stage four: cleansing beginning. Cleansing complete. Stage five: evacuation beginning. Evacuation comp..., Evacuation comp... Comp... Comp... Evacuation comp..."); in the scene, a naked Austin was evacuating (peeing), with a female-voice announcer keeping track of his progress
  • the cryogenically-frozen 60s British spy Austin Powers who battled his villainous arch-enemy Dr. Evil (Myers also) 30 years later; planning to hold the world hostage with a blackmail scheme to the UN (that wanted to prevent his Project Vulcan scheme for a nuclear warhead) for an initial inflation-challenged ransom of "One... MEEE-llion dollars!" - not realizing that this amount of ransom wasn't as threatening in the 1990s as it was in the 1960s
  • Dr. Evil's henchman Number 2 (Robert Wagner) suggested: "Don't you think we should ask for more than a million dollars? A million dollars isn't exactly a lot of money these days"; Dr. Evil upwardly revised his ransom to $100 billion dollars!
  • Evil's bizarre relationship with resentful cloned son Scott Evil (Seth Green), and after first meeting him asking repeatedly: "Can I have a hug?"; including the scene in which he kept shushing Scott: ("Let me tell you a little story about a man named Sh!")
  • the inappropriate Family Counseling speech by Evil to his therapist: ("The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin?...When I was insolent, I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds - pretty standard, really. At the age of twelve, I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking - I highly suggest you try it")
  • during a cataloguing of Austin Powers' possessions and embarrassed by the presence of Vanessa Kensington, his denial that a Swedish-made penis enlarger pump was his: ("That's not mine...I don't even know what this is. This sort of thing ain't my bag, baby"), even though a book authored by him on the subject was revealed
"Fem-Bots" With Guns in Their Bikini Tops
  • the characters of Dr. Evil's "fem-bots" with guns in the tops of their bikinis who attempted to seduce Austin Powers; he was able to outwit and defeat the seductive android females by performing a sexy, gyrating strip-tease "Dance of Death" (down to Union Jack red underwear and hairy chest) to the tune of "I Touch Myself" - causing them to short-circuit with sexual electricity as their heads twitched violently and then exploded
Hidden Private Parts with Vanessa Kensington
(Elizabeth Hurley)
  • the scene of Vanessa and Austin running over a security guard with a steamroller
  • in a classic honeymoon scene, Austin Powers cavorted naked with glamorous "shagadelic" agent Vanessa Kensington (Elizabeth Hurley) with their private parts teasingly hidden by strategically-placed objects
  • catchphrases such as: "Bee-have", "Sake it to me baby!", "Yeah, baby, yeah", "Do I make you horny, baby?" and "Shall we shag now or shall we shag later?"

Opening Title Sequence

Cyrogenically-Frozen Spy Being Unfrozen

Dr. Evil (Mike Myers)

Evil's Cloned Son Scott Evil

Evil's Speech to Therapist

Penis Enlarger Pump

Fem-Bots and Austin's Strip-Tease



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