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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Details


Less a parody of the early James Bond film than a parody of the films that parodied the early James Bond films, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery stars Mike Myers as Austin Powers, by day a hipster fashion photographer in mid-'60s swingin' London and by night a crime-fighting secret agent. Austin's wardrobe is pure Carnaby Street at its most outrageous, his vocabulary is crowded by the cool lingo of the day ("Groovy, baby! Yeah!!"), and he's irresistible to women, despite the fact that he can be charitably described as "stocky" and has teeth that strike fear into any practicing dentist. When his nemesis, the arch-enemy Dr. Evil (also played by Myers), has himself cryogenically frozen and sent into space, Powers also has himself put on ice so he can be thawed out when Dr. Evil returns. Come 1997, Dr. Evil returns to Earth and is back to his old tricks, so Austin is thawed out and returned to active service -- though he soon discovers his style doesn't play so well 30 years on. The supporting cast includes Elizabeth Hurley as Austin's sidekick, Vanessa Kensington; Michael York as his boss, Basil Exposition; Robert Wagner as Dr. Evil's assistant, Number Two; and Seth Green as Dr. Evil's troubled son, Scott Evil. Ming Tea, the swingin' pop band that periodically backs up Austin, includes real life pop-rockers Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery was a mild box-office hit but an even bigger success on home video, which led to the 1999 sequel, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 2, 1997


Mike Myers
as Dr. Evil
Mike Myers
as Austin Powers
Elizabeth Hurley
as Vanessa Kensington
Mimi Rogers
as Mrs. Kensington
Robert Wagner
as Number Two
Michael York
as Basil Exposition
Mindy Sterling
as Frau Farbissina
Seth Green
as Scott Evil
Will Ferrell
as Mustafa
Fabiana Udenio
as Alotta Fagina
Paul Dillon
as Patty O'Brien
Joe Son
as Random Task
Carrie Fisher
as Therapist
Charles Napier
as Cmdr. Gilmour
Clint Howard
as Johnson Ritter


Jay Roach
Mike Myers
Jennifer Todd
Demi Moore
Suzanne Todd
Mike Myers
Peter Deming
George S. Clinton
Composer (Music Score)
Cynthia Kay Charette
Production Designer
Dan Olexiewicz
Art Director
Claire Rudnick Polstein
Executive Producer
Eric McLeod
Executive Producer
Deena Appel
Costume Designer
Mark Ulano
Sound/Sound Designer
Douglas Aarniokoski
First Assistant Director
John Papsidera