Austin Powers Shaguar
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the first installment of the Austin Powers series. It was directed by Jay Roach and written by Mike Myers, who also starred as both the titular character Austin Powers and main antagonist Dr. Evil., Powers’ arch-enemy. The film co-stars Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wagner, Seth Green and Michael York.
Austin Powers / Dr. Evil
This is a very sensitive subject
Just the two of us (yeah)
Just the two of us (Mmm-hmm)
From the moment I heard Frau say I had a clone
I knew that I’d be safe, cuz I’d never be alone
An evil doctor shouldn’t speak a lot about his feeling
My hurt and my pain don’t make me too appealing
I hoped Scott would look up to me
Run da buisness of the family
Have an evil empire just like his dear old Dad
Gave him my love and the things I never had
Scott would think I was a cool guy
Return the love I have, make me want to cry
Be Eviiiiil, but have my feelings too
Change my love wit Oprah and Maya Angeloo
But Scott rejected me, c’est la vie
Life is cruel, treats you unfairly
Even so, a God there must be
Mini-Me, you complete me
The Austin Powers 1970 Jaguar E-Type – fondly referred to in the 1997 film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery as the “Shaguar” – has been offered on eBay for ($68,560).
The left-hand drive vehicle never actually featured in the film, but instead was built for the promotional tour in the US. The right-hand drive movie car resides in Jaguar’s museum in England.The film is a parody of the James Bond films (particularly the earlier features in the franchise) as well as other parody films that also spoof James Bond and other 1960s spy films.
The film, which cost US$16.5 million, opened on May 2, 1997, to positive reviews. It made a modest impact at the box office, grossing US$53 million from its North American release and about US$68 million worldwide. The film later became a hit and cult classic in the home video market and cable television, spawning two sequels, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember, with a fourth film in the works.
Release date: 5 September 1997 (United Kingdom)
Director: Jay Roach
Screenplay: Mike Myers
Budget: 16.5 million USD
Music composed by: Quincy Jones, George S. Clinton
Austin Powers: Yeah, baby, yeah
Austin Powers: That really hurt! I’m gonna have a lump there, you idiot! Who throws a shoe? Honestly! You fight like a woman!
Austin Powers: Actually, my name is Austin Powers. Danger is my middle name.
Austin Powers: Do I make you HORNY?
Austin Powers: Ooo, Behave!
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.
Dr. Evil: You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads! Now evidently my cycloptic colleague informs me that that cannot be done. Ah, would you remind me what I pay you people for, honestly? Throw me a bone here! What do we have?
Number Two: Sea Bass.
Dr. Evil: [pause] Right
Dr. Evil’s appearance (bald head, gray suit, scar over his eye, cat on his lap) is based on Bond’s arch nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld portrayed by Donald Pleasence in You Only Live Twice (1967), while his voice and mannerisms are based on longtime Saturday Night Live (1975) executive producer Lorne Michaels
Dr. Evil: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my underground lair. I have gathered here before me the world’s deadliest assassins, and yet each of you has failed to kill Austin Powers. That makes me angry. And when Dr. Evil gets angry, Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset. And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset… people DIE!