Comedy Cinema – This Week – Austin Powers

Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at Austin Powers

About the Film

Summary of Plot

A world-class playboy and part-time secret agent from the 1960s emerges after thirty years in a cryogenic state to battle with his nemesis Dr. Evil.- iMDB

Year Of Release


Running Time

1 Hour 29 Minutes


Jay Roach

Box Office Opening Weekend




Mike Myers – Austin Powers / Dr Evil
Elizabeth Hurley – Vanessa Kensington
Michael York – Basil Exposition
Mimi Rogers – Mrs Kensington
Robert Wagner – Number Two
Seth Green – Scott Evil

Song From the OST


  • The shushing scene was improvised by Mike Myers and Seth Green.
  • Mike Myers originally wanted Jim Carrey to play Dr. Evil, but Carrey eventually passed due to scheduling conflicts with Liar Liar (1997). Myers then took the iconic role himself
  • Mindy Sterling improvised Frau Farbissina’s lines about the Lucky Charms commercials.
  • Mike Myers’ wife suggested he dance in the movie during the credits, since he dances around his own house in the buff
  • Released seven months before the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).
  • According to Elizabeth Hurley, Austin Powers was modelled on British television and radio personality Simon Dee.

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