Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 American spy comedy film directed by Jay Roach. It is the second installment in the Austin Powers film series, after International Man of Mystery. It stars franchise co-producer and writer Mike Myers as Austin Powers, Dr. Evil and Fat Bastard. The film also stars Heather Graham, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, and Elizabeth Hurley.[3] The film's title is a play on the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). The film centers on Dr. Evil returning again from cryostasis to strike at Powers from the past, using a time machine to remove Powers' charisma ("mojo") and deprive him of whatever qualities made him an effective secret agent so he can no longer interfere with Evil's plans.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJay Roach
Written by
Based onCharacters
by Mike Myers
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyUeli Steiger
Edited by
Music byGeorge S. Clinton
Production
companies
  • Eric's Boy
  • Moving Pictures
  • Team Todd
Distributed byNew Line Cinema
Release date
  • June 11, 1999 (1999-06-11)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$33 million[1]
Box office$312 million[2]

The most commercially successful movie in the Austin Powers series, the film grossed around $312 million in worldwide ticket sales, taking more money during its opening weekend than the entire box office proceeds of its predecessor. It was nominated at the 72nd Academy Awards for Best Makeup (Michèle Burke and Mike Smithson).[4] It is followed by Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).


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