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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

The first Austin Powers spy spoof was an affectionate ragbag of Swingin' London gags marred chiefly by Myers' decision to play the eponymous secret agent and, less amusingly, his arch enemy Dr Evil. In this wearisome sequel, he compounds those faults by playing a third character - an obscene and grotesquely obese Scottish security guard 'Fat Bastard' - and by pitching most of the comedy at the same dismal level. Some have excused the film's many flaws by arguing that it actively revels in being a cheesy, derivative, amateurish mess full of infantile gags. Maybe, but it is, still, just that. The 'story' has Powers follow Evil back in time to 1969, when Evil purloined Powers' 'mojo' and robbed him of his libido. Cue help from dolly bird Felicity Shagwell (Graham), further dastardly opposition from Evil's dwarf clone Mini-Me, and much cameoing from Michael York, Jerry Springer, Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello and Woody Harrelson.

Release details

Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jay Roach
Screenwriter: Mike Myers, Michael McCullers
Cast: Mike Myers
Heather Graham
Robert Wagner
Seth Green
Mindy Sterling
Rob Lowe
Verne Troyer
Elizabeth Hurley
Tim Robbins