Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged MeJune 11, 1999
Dr. Evil is back…and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 60's and steal Austin Powers's mojo, inadvertently leaving him "shagless".
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 6.6/10 (101,859 voted)
Critic's Score: 59/100
Stars: Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York
Dr. Evil uses a device he calls a "Time Machine" to travel back to 1969 and remove Austin Powers' mojo. The sexually wounded swinger must travel back in time and, with the help of agent Felicity Shagwell, recover his vitality. Meanwhile, Dr. Evil's personal life runs amok as he discovers love, continues to shun his son and develops a close relationship with himself. Well, actually, a clone 1/8 his size whom he dubs "Mini-Me". The always time-baffled Dr. Evil begins his plan to put a gigantic cannon on the moon, thus turning it into a device called either "The Death Star" or "Alan Parson's Project," depending on which name is available.
Writers: Mike Myers, Michael McCullers
Young Number Two
(as Verne J. Troyer)
(as George Kee Cheung)
Klansman's Son – Bobby
First, he fought for the Crown. Now he's fighting for the Family Jewels.
Release Date: 11 June 1999
Filming Locations: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $54,917,604
(13 June 1999)
(12 September 1999)
Did You Know?
This movie made more money in its opening weekend than the original (
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery) made in it's entire theatrical run.
In the 1969 era scene with the President, there is a US Army 4 star general wearing the dress green uniform. The actor is wearing a light green shirt. The US Army wore khaki shirts with the dress green uniforms until 1983 when they changed to the current light green shirt.
Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, was frozen in 1967 and defrosted in the Nineties to battle his nemesis, Dr. Evil. After foiling his archenemy's plan to send a nuclear warhead to the center of the earth, Austin banished Dr. Evil to the cold recesses of space and settled down with his new wife, Vanessa, to live happily ever after. Or so he thought…
Mr. Mojo rising
Austin Powers is one of those movies that has become MORE popular as time
wears on. Austin's slang has worked its way into the lexicon and everything
from the redhot video to the Austin Powers Penis Enlarger is on sale and
raking in meeeeeelions. When news of a sequel hit the streets, fans
It's safe to say that AP2 is rivaled only by The Phantom Menace as 1999's
The wait is over.
The second-most anticipated movie of 1999 finally comes to theaters. We're
ecstatic to report that AP is a friggin' laugh riot, as Myers and crew have
strung together another brilliant collection of one-liners and over the
sometimes horribly disgusting, sight gags. The follow-up to 1997's video
has Austin heading back to the 60s to track down his mojo, stolen by one of
Dr. Evil's comically evil hapless henchmen. What's mojo? A multi-colored,
stringy looking mess that makes Austin irresistible to the ladies. But the
plot isn't so important. This is the Austin you know and love, only this
time he's even more raw and hardcore.
It's clear that Myers was given a much larger budget to bring his vision to
the screen after the runaway success of Austin Powers on video. The sets in
Spy are much more vibrant and huge, the effects (yes, effects) are
top-notch, and the pacing is completely nonstop. I had a perma-grin stuck
my face through the whole thing and will need to see it again just because
the audience drowned out some lines with laughter.
Here Kitty Kitty Kitty
Spy picks up with Austin taking a trip in a time machine back to the
smashing 60s where, as we all know, he is a sexual dynamo. The time travel
bits can get confusing, but as Basil Exposition of British Intelligence
says, "Just sit back and enjoy yourself." Back in the 60s, Austin quickly
draws the attention of his nemesis Dr. Evil. The hilarity begins as a
patchwork parade of moronic henchmen attempt to wipe out
Still, the best reason to shell out your cash is that AP2 is clearly Dr.
Evil's movie. If he's your favorite, you're in luck. Most important, we see
him get some.
The film does lean a bit too heavily on gags from the first flick and some
of the "Yeah, baby" schtick grows old fast. (When your Mammy starts saying
"Yeah, baby," it's clearly tired, right?) Still, fans of the original will
feel right at home with the budget destructo devices, the horrid teeth, and
the clumsy bumblings of Austin himself. In a summer full of high concepts
and big budget, AP2 is just the ticket.