Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Corrected entry: When Austin goes into the room where the fembots are, he enters by forcing himself through double-sliding doors, but by the time Austin is using his mojo against the fembots the door has changed to one small single door that slides upward, and is a completely different door.

Correction: It is a separate door on another wall.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, when the doorbell rings on Austin and Vanessa's honeymoon, they are both naked and their bathrobes are nowhere in sight. However, a split second later he answers the door with his bathrobe on. Vanessa also seemed to put hers on in a split second too.

Correction: Watch the scene again, their robes are in plain sight on the couch. And it's hardly a split second as we watch a Random Task wheel in the cart, and Vanessa is finishing tying up her robe.


Corrected entry: When Austin tries to leave the chamber where the fembots are, two of them swing inwards to block the door. When he's dancing, these fembots are never seen again - they're not visible behind him and they don't blow up.


Moose Premium member

Correction: Watch the scene again. There's 7 Fembots when he comes in. And when Austin starts dancing, we see the 2 blocking the door move away from the door and with the others. When Austin lights the cigarettes, he counts 7 Fembots. So they are definitely seen again and blown up.


Corrected entry: After Austin and Vanessa escape the tank with the evil attack fish. They're driving away on a golf cart-type thing and Austin sends Vanessa off. He's trying to turn the golf cart around, and he keeps getting stuck, banging into the walls. At first, it's the same cart they'd been riding in. Then they cut away to another scene... when they come back to Austin, he's got the cart wedged between two walls... but it's a totally different cart. Much, much longer. (The other one was shorter and wouldn't have reached both walls at the same time!)

Correction: This is incorrect. It's the same golf cart, it might appear longer to you because of the angle (slanted vs horizontal). But in both shots the carts have the front and rear bench seat and bed, the second shot doesn't have an extended bed or cab or extra row of seats, etc.


Corrected entry: When Austin and Vanessa are flying over to the states on the cool plane, there is a scene where Vanessa and Austin are talking, if you concentrate on Vanessa she has her glasses on, then in the next scene they are off, then they are back on again, how can she do this this in the space of seconds?

Correction: In the scene you're describing, we see her take the glasses off. She has them off till Austin says "can I show you something", but Vanessa isn't on camera and would have had time to put them on.


Corrected entry: When Austin gets out cigarettes for the fembots they are black when they are in his mouth, but when he flings them into the bots' mouths they are white and tan without a speck of black.

Correction: It's the same cigarettes. They're not black, but all you see us the underside shadowed by the overhead lighting.

Greg Dwyer

Corrected entry: Austin says the line "Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day", to stop himself from getting aroused, but he was frozen in the 60's, when she was barely on the public radar.


Correction: There is a scene were Austin is catching up on thirty years of history on video, including the moon landing and Britain's first female prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Corrected entry: Why would Austin be ashamed to admit has has a Swedish made penis enlarger pump, considering he wrote a book on them?

Correction: Because he has a crush on Vanessa and doesn't want her to know his genitalia is small.

Phaneron Premium member

Corrected entry: When Austin and Vanessa are spying on Dr. Evil in Las Vegas, Austin picks up his camera and it has a huge lens on the front. When Dr. Evil's car leaves and Austin looks at Vanessa, he starts taking pictures of her with his camera, which suddenly has no huge lens on the front; there wasn't enough time for him to have taken it off between the shot of the car leaving and him turning around to look at Vanessa.

Correction: I've watched this, and they're two different cameras.

Corrected entry: When Austin is drowning the Irish assassin in the Las Vegas bathroom, he pulls him out of the wall, in front of himself, and into the toilet. How did Austin manage to walk OVER the drowned, upside down dead guy to get out of the stall?

Correction: By lifting one leg to the other side, and going around.

Corrected entry: In Austin Powers 1, in the scene where Clint Howard is monitoring his radar screen, He calls his superior and reports the Big Boy on his screen. He refers to himself by his last name, which is "Ritter". Its even printed on his uniform, in which the military uses only last names. But in Austin Powers 2, In the scene at the end when all the different people see the big penis shaped spaceship, There he is again, monitoring his radar, but this time his superior calls him presumably by his last name, which is now "Johnson".

Correction: The sequence from the first movie takes place in 1997, while the second takes place in 1969. It's supposed to be two different people portrayed by the same actor.

Corrected entry: In the scene where they are going through Las Vegas on the top of the bus there are several times when Austin stops walking and Vanessa does not.

Correction: How is this a mistake?

Corrected entry: The Austin Powers movies are a spoof of the James Bond movies and there are references to said franchise. The movie is set in Las Vegas, so was "Diamonds are Forever". Austin's card game like the one in "Thunder ball". The scene where he is being lowered into the sea bass tank is from "Live and Let Die" and Dr Evil is a spoof of both Blofeld (scar, main bad guy) and Dr No (being a doctor, plus his outfit in the first movie at least).

Correction: This information is common knowledge and the point of the three movies existing in the first place and therefore not trivia.

Corrected entry: When we are first introduced to Vanessa, Basil says that she is one of their top agents. Near the end of the movie, she is excited that the mission has gone well, so that she will now be promoted to a 'full' agent. The presumption being that she was on a kind of apprenticeship or learner's program.

Correction: Basil wouldn't have told Austin that she was just a "trainee". He lied when he called her a top agent.

Corrected entry: When Dr Evil says "We're not so different, you and I" watch Austin and you will see that Mike Myers was replaced by another actor.

Correction: That's the whole point. One of the comic aspects of 'Austin Powers' is the sending up of the poor selection of lookalikes used when an actor plays two roles in a film - Dr Evil's body double is much taller than Myers and sticks out like a sore thumb. Same with Austin's 'double' when Dr Evil is in shot.

Corrected entry: After Austin has destroyed the fembots he is found by Vanessa and two soldiers. From the berets and insignia they are members of the parachute regiment. Why do they both salute differently, both wrong? One uses a Royal Naval salute (that is palm face in) and one like the US armed forces (palm face down), while the British Army (which the paras are a regiment of) and the RAF salute an officer with the palm facing out.

Correction: People in the military salute wrong every single day out of stupidity, nerves, or any of a number of reasons.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Austin and Vanessa are unpacking in the hotel room and he suggests that they shag, she reminds him that they are only sharing a room on the "context" of being husband and wife. The word she means is "pretext."

Correction: Human error. Vanessa made a easy mistake in saying the wrong word that any human could make.


Corrected entry: During the milk jugs scene, if you watch Austin pouring the milk into the cups, you can see he's missing the cup on the right side, probably to stay in line to cover up Liz. You can see the milk pouring onto the saucer.


Correction: He's pouring the milk into the cup, just pouring it at a steep angle so there's milk spilling over the side (not coming out the lip) and that's what's spilling onto the saucer.

Corrected entry: Watch how long it takes Austin to get from the bed to the sofa to get the message from Basil Exposition on his laptop - he appears to transport instantaneously without the trouble of actually crossing the room.

Correction: We know neither how far away the sofa is, nor how much time elapsed between shots, the fact that it cuts from him kneeling next to the bed to sitting on the couch implies that he took the trouble of crossing the room with the laptop.Every second need not be shown onscreen.

Corrected entry: When Vanessa and Austin go into the bathroom to steal the lab coats of the vitrucon employees on the tour, Vanessa steals a really big lab coat but comes out in a obviously tight one.


Correction: That's the joke. Elizabeth Hurley is a slim woman and Mike Myers is a relatively short man, so it's obvious that those lab coats wouldn't fit them, the fact that they get coats that fit is part of this movie being a farce.

Corrected entry: It's already mentioned that the waitress' hat comes off, then comes back on. Look at the scene again; Austin punches the waitress and her hat comes off, then, when it's back on, Austin pulls the hat and a fake wig off altogether, so how could the hat fall off without pulling the wig off in the first place?

Correction: Probably they're not actually attached to each other and the second time he just managed to grab both of them.


Corrected entry: In the sequence where Dr. Evil is telling Scott to be quiet, he gives him the "web address" However, he only says *two* 'w's, not three. Saying it aloud with him reveals the difference.

Correction: Since Dr. Evil has been frozen for 30 years and has only just learned of the internet, isn't it possible that he could forget the number of w's?

Corrected entry: When Austin is picking up his personal effects, one of the items is a credit card receipt for the Swedish-made-penis-enlarger. We know the minimum year this could of happened is 1967. While credit cards were used in the 50's, they could only be used in restaurants, and not for buying items from shops - credit cards like the one Austin would of used did not appear until the 70's, with the widespread use of magnetic strips.

Correction: Since Austin had been initially frozen in 1967 - not the 50's, it's quite possible that he bought the pump at some time right beforehand. Plus, being a prized member of British intelligence, it's likely he had privileges the general public didn't, i.e. credit card usage.

Corrected entry: The scene where Austin is doing the modes of transportation (the canoe, the escalator, etc.) he uses the word elevator. Now if Austin and Vanessa are both English, why didn't he use the English 'lift'?

Correction: I am English and I use the word 'elevator', as other English do use the term elevator and not lift.

Corrected entry: When Austin & Vanessa arrive in Las Vegas at the hotel it is night time, but when they get to the room and start unpacking their bags you can clearly see through the net curtains that is is bright sunshine outside.

Correction: It's not day time. It's the neon lights of the hotels and casino's that make it look like bright sunshine outside.

Corrected entry: When Dr. Evil is unfrozen he says he will try to break up Prince Charles' marriage. If he was frozen in the 60's he would not have known about their wedding in the first place. And he can't have learned about it from a quick history lesson, otherwise he would also have learned that they'd broken up.

Correction: When Dr. Evil was frozen in 1967 Prince Charles was just a teenager and single. Dr. Evil knew that as the heir to the throne Charles would have certainly been married thirty years later as his primary task as heir would have been to get married and produce his heir. It would not have been unreasonable for Dr. Evil to presume that in 1997 when Prince Charles was approaching 50 that he would have been married by then. In 1967 no one in the Royal Family was divorced so he would have been surprised by Charles' divorce.

Corrected entry: At the end when Doctor Evil is freezing himself for the second time, Austin is holding a machine gun. The shot cuts out and then back in as Austin shoots at Doctor Evil as he climbs into the metal egg thingy, but Austin is firing with a pistol. After the big boy has taken off again, it shows Austin again with a machine gun.


Correction: First Austin has a machine gun which No. 2 takes from him. He then picks up a pistol from the table and fires. In the next shot you can see him pick up the machine gun (probably after putting down the pistol in the meantime).


Corrected entry: In the bathroom scene, when Austin is strangling the Irish assassin. The assassin had opened a hole in the wall to strangle Austin. After Austin drowns him in the toilet and Tom Arnold says something to Austin, you can see the opening in the wall in the stall next to the one the Irish man is stuck in.


Correction: After watching this sequence frame by frame I must say that I haven't been able to spot the hole in the next stall. That the hole in the stall with the assassin had disappeared could just mean that Austin closed the hole with the same sliding door with which it was opened.


Corrected entry: In a scene near the start Austin goes through a "warm liquid goo phase" in a big metal container. When he come out it has vanished.

Correction: The reason is that the warm liquid goo has been 'evacuated', you might say, through large holes in the bottom of the big metal container.

Corrected entry: When Random Task throws the shoe on the closeup if you pause the tape you can see the shoe suspended by a string or wire.

Correction: This is a deliberate mistake to poke fun at the cheesy James Bond effects of the 60s.

Corrected entry: In the scene at the blackjack table, as Austin approaches the table, you hear the dealer at the table say "Changing $1,000." Later, the dealer says "Blackjack's the game, gentlemen. $10,000 minimum bet." Why would someone change a $1,000 chip when the minimum bet is $10,000?

Correction: Some one may change a $1,000 chip to tip the dealer. When I go gambling, I sit at a $10 minimum table, but change $10 chips for the dealer to tip when I win a hand.

Jane Doe

Corrected entry: When Austin is fighting Random Task, Vanessa smashes a bottle of champagne over his head. In the next shot, when RT is lying unconscious on the floor not only are the pieces of glass too thin and fragile for a champagne bottle but there is not a drop of champagne to be seen.

Correction: It could have been already been all drunk from when Austin and Vanessa made love.

Corrected entry: After Austin and Vanessa arrive in Las Vegas, they check into some hotel and unpack. Vanessa and Austin then take out their guns from their luggage. Surely guns aren't allowed on a plane flight, even though it's his own private jet?

Josh Appelbaum

Correction: You can travel with guns in checked luggage, as long as the airline is properly informed, the guns are secured, and you have all the relevant permits needed for your destination.

J I Cohen

Corrected entry: In the scene where Austin is looking back on all of his deceased "friends", he mentioned Jimi Hendrix. Jimi wasnt really famous until '68 or so, so I doubt Austin really recognized Jimi Hendrix in his time.

Correction: He may well have recognized him. "Purple Haze" was his first hit in the US, in 1967. In the UK, Jimi was more popular than in the US, especially in this part of his career.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Vanessa Kensington is talking to her Mum, right at the beginning, you can see a man in the room to the left of where Austin is sleeping naked. He quickly opens the door and leaves.

Correction: He's the waiter who's just brought their food.

Corrected entry: In the casino, Number 2 uses his X-ray eye-patch to see the next card is a 4 of something, but it should be mirrored.

Correction: It is mirrored - it may not look like it, because the 4 is on its side.

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Dr. Evil: Very well, where should I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen-year-old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink, he would make outrageous claims, like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. A sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical; summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. If I was insolent, I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds. Pretty standard, really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fifteen, a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shawn scrotum. At the age of eighteen, I went off to evil medical school. From there.



When Austin enters the bathroom at the casino, keep your eyes on the door during the scene - it opens by itself before closing.



The "sh!" scene between Dr. Evil and Scott was improvised by Mike Myers and Seth Green.