Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Question: Towards the end of the film, Dr. Evil kills number 2 yet number 2 is alive in the next two films. Why? I've been told there's an alternative ending on the DVD that changes this. Is that true?

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Answer: Number 2 doesn't get killed. It is obvious from the attempt to kill Mustapha that the fire/chair thing is faulty, this is demonstrated in the second film by the fact that number 2 has a large burn scar on his face to show that he wasn't killed, just burned.

Kara
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Question: It was mentioned that Austin's chest hair resembled a shape. Can anyone tell me what the shape is? I don't have the movie.

leyesalot82789
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Chosen answer: It's supposed to resemble an upside-down version of, ahem, wedding tackle.

JustJudy
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Question: What's the song playing when Austin is blowing up the Fembots?

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Answer: I Touch Myself by the DiVinyls.

Grumpy Scot
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Question: I don't understand the scene with Austin and the fembots, how are the fembots exploding?

Answer: They have been programmed to kill Austin. But he is so sexy that he is turning them against their programming. So they blow up as their computerised brains cannot take it.

Soylent Purple
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Question: What is the steamrollered henchman's name?

Answer: His name was never mentioned; he's simply listed as "Henchman Flattened by Steamroller" in Michael McDonald's (the actor who played him) entry on IMDb, who was uncredited. McDonald also appeared as a NATO soldier in"The Spy Who Shagged Me" as well as a royal guard in "Goldmember."

zendaddy621
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Question: Being a huge fan of the Back to the Future movies, there has been something in this movie I've always wondered about. In this Austin Powers movie, Frau says that Scott is a test tube baby. However, The Spy Who Shagged Me reveals otherwise, and that Scott isn't a test tube baby. Can we assume that in the first movie, Frau knows that Scott isn't a test tube baby, and that she is lying so that Dr. Evil can continue the timeline unchanged? Or was Scott actually a test tube baby in the first movie, and in the second movie the timeline is changed so that he isn't a test tube baby? Hope I worded this right.

Answer: Frau was lying. Of course she would know that Scott wasn't a test tube baby: she carried him to term and delivered him! She kept this from Dr. Evil because she knew he would have no recollection of fathering Scott since he hadn't done it yet. That's a lot of pressure to put on a guy.

Phixius Premium member
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Question: So what exactly happens to Alotta Fagina at the end of the movie? She's knocked out cold by Vanessa and then the self-destruct sequence kicks in, giving her only 30 seconds to escape (fat chance, since she's knocked out). Do I go with the alternate ending, and if so, how did she survive?

Answer: You can't go by the alternate ending. We can assume Ms. Fagina died.

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Question: Was Vanessa a fembot all along? Or did they get a robot that looked like her?

Answer: There is one theory that is that Vanessa is converted or replaced before we see her being brought into the room by Alotta Fagina.

Oliver Baum
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Answer: Supposedly, Austin never met the real Vanessa. She'd been replaced by a fembot before we were ever introduced to the character. "Vanessa" obviously exists within the film, else her mother wouldn't know who'd called her.

Phixius Premium member
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Question: In the bathtub sex scene with Alotta Fagina and Austin, why does Fagina kick her leg up into the air when Austin strips?

Answer: Cuz it's sexy. She's showing off her assets for him!

Grumpy Scot
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Question: Did the 1966-67 BBC TV series "Adam Adamant Lives!" inspire Austin Powers? The first episode of AAL! starts in England in 1902. Adam Adamant, a wealthy gentleman adventurer, thwarts a plot to assassinate Edward VII at a royal ball. Adam Adamant is captured by a masked villain, The Face, who subjects him to a 'living death' putting him to sleep in a block of ice. In 1966 Adam is found, frozen in ice. Revived to consciousness, he has daring, swashbuckling adventures in 'swinging sixties' England, although, as an Edwardian gentleman, 1960's pop culture mystifies him. In the second series of AAL! we find that The Face, too, has been cryogenically frozen. The Face is revived and renews his conflict with Adam (like Dr Evil). Aged 10 and 11 I watched AAL! avidly; it remains one of my favourite TV shows. Sadly the BBC dropped AAL! after two series. The Austin Powers franchise openly pays tribute to British 1960's espionage thrillers. How much of an influence, was Adam Adamant Lives!?

Rob Halliday

Answer: While there are many overlaps, and IMDB does list Adam Adamant as a "reference" for Austin Powers, Mike Myers himself has never indicated that that series was part of his inspiration. According to Myers, he created the character as a tribute to his father; more specifically, as a tribute to the comedy/culture of the '60s, which his father had introduced him to and which had influenced his own comedy.

Question: What is the dance Dr. Evil does when he first meets Scott to try to show he was "hip"?

Answer: The "Macarena" by Los Del Rio.

Phaneron Premium member
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery mistake picture

Revealing mistake: During the honeymoon sequence at the end of the film, if you look at the right top of the flowers in the vase during the "flowers covering nipples" bit, you can see a bit of red duct tape covering Liz Hurley's nipple from behind the flowers. (01:22:20)

More mistakes in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Frau Farbissina: Remember when we froze your semen? You said that if it looked like you weren't coming back we should try to make you a son so that a part of you could live forever?
Dr. Evil: Oh, sure.
Frau Farbissina: Well, after a couple of years, we got a little impatient. Dr. Evil, I want you to meet your son.
Dr. Evil: My son?
Frau Farbissina: Ja. SCOTT!

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Trivia: Not only is Dr. Evil a spoof of Blofeld and Dr. No, but he is also based on Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels.

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