Thursday, June 25, 2020

RW351 - Austin Powers Rewatch - Austin Powers in Goldmember

In this episode of the Austin Powers Rewatch, Cory and Nathan get things happening as they discuss "Austin Powers in Goldmember."


Our Favourite Trivia:

The title of the film, Goldmember, led to legal action being taken by MGM, the distributors of the James Bond film franchise, that briefly led to the film's title being removed from promotional material and trailers. The dispute was quickly resolved and the film title remained unchanged on the provision that the film would include trailers in its cinema releases for the then-upcoming James Bond film, Die Another Day, and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Sir Sean Connery was considered to play Nigel Powers.

Mike Myers has said that his glasses in all three movies are meant to look like those worn by Sir Michael Caine in The Ipcress File (1965), so Caine took the original glasses (model "Teviot 74" by U.K. Optical) to the set, and wore them as Nigel.

In real life, Sir Michael Caine dated two of Robert Wagner's wives: Jill St. John and Natalie Wood.

Seth Green claims that the ending sequence showing Scott Evil dancing around his father's lair was unscripted. While fooling around between takes, his hi-jinks were caught on film, and director Jay Roach decided to include it in the movie.

During the "Hard Knock Life" rap song, you can see Mini-Me's and Dr. Evil's Prison Number. Dr. Evil's prison number is 00001 and Mini-Me's prison number is 00001/8, a reference to the fact that Mini-Me is 1/8 of Dr. Evil's size.

Katie Couric took great pride by previewing her cameo role in the movie as a prison guard. On Today, Couric showed a clip of the film featuring her and explained how visual effects were used to put a unibrow on her face.

Heather Graham reprised her role as Felicity Shagwell in a scene that was ultimately cut. Will Ferrell reprised his role of Mustafa in another deleted scene, in which he has to answer a question after being asked four times.

The items on Austin Powers' briefly-glimpsed "Things To Do Before I Die" list are, in order: Become International Man of Mystery; Save World from Certain Doom; Find True Love; Go to Outer Space; Travel Through Time, Backward and Forward; Be Cryogenically Frozen; Catch Dr. Evil in the First Act; Threesome with Japanese Twins; Win Daddy's Respect.

The e-mail that Austin receives while explaining "the internet" to Foxxy reads: "Dear Mr. Powers, a new ATM card will be sent to you by FedEx, because your account was compromised by an unknown hacker, who obtained your PIN while you were purchasing an mp3 player on eBay, your bank".

Signs found in the background of Dr. Evil's sub: All Henchmen Must Clock In With Their Own Timecard, 42 Days Since Last Accident/Liquidation, Hang In There!

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