Austin Powers in Goldmember

Question: What film is the footage of the young Michael Caine from? And is the footage of him playing with a small boy in the 'Musical Number' deleted scene from his home videos or a film?

Question: At the end of the second film, Felicity went to the future with Austin. When this film starts she's nowhere in sight for the whole movie. Whatever happened to her?

Answer: An original cut featured the opening scene with Heather Graham in it (I'm not sure what happens) - I'm assuming they dropped that idea when they could get hold of all the cameo stars. Hopefully it'll surface on the DVD.

Reportedly she left Austin because he couldn't get over Vanessa.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: Remember that there were 2 Austins at the end of the second film, thus she likely ended up with one of them, while the other Austin went in a different direction.

Question: I don't get this: When Nigel Powers is first taken to the submarine, at one point he looks down, sees Mini Me and says "I thought I smelt cabbage." What's that all about?

Answer: In the first Austin Powers when he is talking about his two fears, one of them was carnies. He then said they have small hands and smell like cabbage. Most likely then Mini-Me reminded him of a carny.

Lummie Premium member

Answer: I thought cabbage patch kid.

Question: When was there a Mini Shaguar? It could have just not been used in the American version, but I also may have missed it.

Jackie Menechino

Chosen answer: In a trailer shown on the Infinifilm DVD, Verne Troyer stars with lots of little people which looks to parody the trailer from the first film. In the end, he flips into the Mini-Shaguar.

T Poston

Question: What does Dr. Evil's son really say instead of "Why don't we just call it Operation Buttcrack"?

Answer: In the uncensored version, he says, "Why don't you just call it Operation Ass Cream, ya ass?"

Question: Does anyone know why Mini Me doesn't, can't, or won't speak?

Answer: Mini Me does speak at one point in both films (that I know of). He says "You and I" when Dr Evil and he are singing Just The Two Of Us. Rather than a baby's voice, this is very low-pitched and I think it cuts to Frau looking surprised. There's no real reason for Mini Me not speaking other than it creates excellent gag opportunities such as the "Do You Want To?" scene in the car.

Question: In the scene where Austin and his dad start speaking "english english" in cockney rhyming slang, what are they actually saying when the subtitles say?

Answer: My dad used cockney rhyming slang all the time and as far as I can tell, they are talking utter nonsense at that point. Even some of the earlier stuff that makes sense isn't true rhyming slang.

Answer: Large parts of the subtitles are accurate, though not all 'cockney rhyming slang'. Some parts are just colloquialisms.

Question: Bit of a silly question, but what happened to Felicity Shagwell? She appears to have disappeared after the Spy Who Shagged Me, did Austin just forget about her?

Answer: Felicity Shagwell was originally in the beginning of Austin Powers in Goldmember, but her scene was cut from the final film and has not appeared on any DVD releases. Because of that we do not actually know the reason why she decided to leave Austin.

Answer: There were 2 Austins at the end of the 2nd film, that being said past Austin stayed with her and the other Austin left to the future to fight against Dr. Evil.

Answer: Just like most Bond Girls, she was swept aside in favor of a new love interest in the sequel. Had they made a fourth movie, they likely would not have brought Beyonce back either.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: Does anybody know any information about the - I think it is a scar - on Dr. Evil's face. How did he get it / what happened? Or is this never explained?

Hamster Premium member

Question: Is the skin-peeling that Goldmember does a reference to something or is it just a running gag?

Answer: It is meant to be just a gross joke.

Answer: I think this is just a joke about how fair skinned Dutch folks are, i.e. they burn/peel easily. And very gross, yes.

Question: I don't understand the part where Foxxy is talking to Austin through that guy. How does she do it, or is it just a gag?

Answer: It's a gag. I suppose she 'rehearsed' it with the guy, but when the guy hurts his finger and Foxxy says "Ow!" that is obviously a gag.

Hamster Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Fook Mi and Fook Yu are standing with their backs to Austin, they start laughing. In the next scene which is about a second later, they are facing Austin.

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Trivia: On the poster for this movie there is a blue car with the male symbol on the front. But that car never appeared in the movie. (It's intended to be the time machine, but the time machine was a purplish color with a Cadillac sign on the front.)

Jackie Menechino

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