Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Jay Roach (1997)

90min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
This Swinging Sixties spy spoof is a fast, furious and fabulously funny ride that expertly mocks every groovy fad, psychedelic fashion and musical style of the period. Mike Myers is brilliant as the secret agent-cum-fashion photographer, cryogenically frozen so he can foil the world domination plans of his arch enemy, Dr Evil (Myers again), in the 1990s. Witty, sophisticated and hysterically stupid by turns, the movie's side-splitting humour arises from clever culture-clash comedy (free love versus safe sex), knockabout farce, Austin's catchphrases - "Oh, behave!" - and countless references to 007, Matt Helm and Our Man Flint. Even Elizabeth Hurley is fantastic as ersatz Bond girl Vanessa Kensington. Shagadelic, baby!

Summary

A velvet-clad, sex-crazed secret agent from the 1960s agrees to be put into a state of suspended animation after his arch-enemy escapes justice. Thirty years later he is defrosted to do battle with the power-mad villain again, but the mission proves nearly as daunting for him as getting to grips with 1990s social values. Spoof spy adventure, with Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Mimi Rogers, Michael York and Robert Wagner.

Cast & Crew

Austin Powers / Dr Evil Mike Myers
Vanessa Kensington Elizabeth Hurley
Basil Exposition Michael York
Mrs Kensington Mimi Rogers
Number Two Robert Wagner
Scott Evil Seth Green
Alotta Fagina Fabiana Udenio
Frau Farbissina Mindy Sterling
Patty O'Brien Paul Dillon
Commander Gilmour Charles Napier
Radar operator Clint Howard
Quartermaster clerk Neil Mullarkey
Burt Bacharach Burt Bacharach
Director Jay Roach
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Guild Pathe CinemaGuidance: Swearing, nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Comedy