Austin Powers in Goldmember
, released in
, is the third film
of the Austin Powers series
in the title role
. The movie was directed
by Jay Roach
, and co-written by Mike Myers
and Michael McCullers
. Myers also
plays the roles of Dr. Evil
and Fat Bastard
. The movie co-stars
, Robert Wagner
, Michael York
, Michael Caine
. There are a number of cameo
, Kevin Spacey
, Britney Spears
, Quincy Jones
, Katie Couric
, Nathan Lane
In a self-parody of the Austin Powers series, there is a film within the film
in the opening.
Austin Powers is featured in a bio-pic
(a parody of the James Bond
) directed by Steven Spielberg
and starring Tom Cruise
as Austin Powers, Gwyneth Paltrow
as Dixie Normous, Kevin Spacey
as Dr. Evil, Danny DeVito
as Mini-Me, and John Travolta
is a loose parody of the James Bond
and You Only Live Twice
incorporating elements of The Spy Who Loved Me
. The film took in
approximately $296 million from movie tickets worldwide.
The year is 2002. In his lair behind the famous Hollywood sign, Dr. Evil outlines his latest plan.
go back in time to 1975 and bring back Johan van der Smut (alias
Goldmember), who developed a cold fusion
unit for a tractor beam
. He intends to
use the tractor beam to pull a meteor
the Earth to strike the polar ice caps and cause global flooding.
The plot is discovered by the British Secret Service; Austin Powers
arrests Dr. Evil and places him
in a maximum security prison.
Austin is knighted for his services but is disappointed when his
father, the famous super-spy Nigel Powers, fails to attend. He
later learns that his father has been kidnapped from his yacht and
that some of the crew have had their genitals
painted with gold
of answers, Austin visits the imprisoned Dr. Evil in Geneva, who tells
him that Goldmember is behind the abduction and, on the condition
that he be transferred to a normal prison to be with his beloved
Mini-Me, reveals that Goldmember is in 1975.
1975, Austin infiltrates Goldmember's roller disco
club "Studio 69". Austin meets up with
Foxxy Cleopatra—an old flame and FBI agent—who is
undercover in the club.
Austin locates his father but before
they can escape they are delivered into Goldmember's inner sanctum.
Goldmember abducts Nigel to 2002 using Dr. Evil's time machine. In
2002, Dr. Evil and Mini-Me instigate a riot in their prison,
allowing them to escape.
Intelligence mole in Dr. Evil's
organization informs Austin that the doctor has moved to a new lair
somewhere near Tokyo, Japan.
Austin and Foxxy fly to Tokyo where they are informed that Dr.
Evil's henchman Fat Bastard
is wrestling at the Asahi Sumo
confronts Fat Bastard and manages to subdue him. Fat Bastard
confesses that a Japanese businessman, Mr. Roboto, is making a
device for Dr. Evil.
Dr. Evil's new lair is a submarine
in Tokyo Bay. Goldmember tells Dr. Evil that they have the ultimate
insurance policy in Austin Power's father. Mini-Me escorts Nigel to
his cell but he starts to subvert Mini-Me. Scott presents his
father with a pair of sharks
beams attached to their heads. Overjoyed, Dr.
Evil professes his love for his son and seats Scott at his right
hand, displacing Mini-Me. The clone leaves dejected.
Austin and Foxxy meet with Mr. Roboto, who pleads ignorance about
Nigel's whereabouts. Unconvinced, Austin and Foxxy infiltrate
Roboto's factory where the command unit for the tractor beam is
being loaded in Goldmember's car. Roboto hands Goldmember a golden
key which is needed to activate the beam. Foxxy confronts
Goldmember, but Nigel is about to have an "unfortunate smelting
accident" and Goldmember escapes as Nigel is rescued. Austin and
Nigel dispute the course of action but cannot agree, and go their
In Austin's hotel, the mole has arranged the defection of Mini-Me.
Austin, Foxxy and Mini-Me (now an Austin Mini) use Nigel's spy car
in submarine mode to reach Dr. Evil's lair and gain entry. Foxxy
splits up from Austin and Mini-Me, and they search the sub.
In the control room, Dr. Evil threatens the World Organization with
global flooding. To prove he isn't bluffing, he uses the tractor
beam to pull a satellite
out of orbit.
Following the successful trial of the beam, Roboto demands a bonus
which Dr. Evil refuses. Becoming more evil, Scott disposes of
Roboto in the shark tank.
Austin and Mini-Me are waylaid by the medical officer but obtain a
plan of the vessel. After being discovered by the MO, Mini-Me
escapes and meets up with Foxxy while Austin is taken to the
Dr. Evil offers to show Austin his plan before killing him, but the
activation key is missing. Foxxy enters with a gun and the missing
key, followed by Mini-Me (shocking Dr. Evil). Austin threatens Dr.
Evil at gunpoint, but his father intervenes and reveals that Dr.
Evil and Austin are brothers, separated at an early age during an
assassination attempt, which shows how Dr. Evil ended up in the
care of the Belgian man and the French prostitute mentioned in the
first film. The brothers, Mini-Me, and Nigel are reconciled, but
Scott interrupts, angry that now that he has become evil his father
is turning good. Declaring that he hates them all, he vows revenge
However, Goldmember intends to complete the destruction of the
world. Although Foxxy throws the activation key into the shark
tank, Goldmember has a spare: his gold-plated penis. As Goldmember
activates the tractor beam, Austin attempts to misdirect
Goldmember's gunfire while Dr. Evil (now "Dougie") reverses the
polarity of the cold fusion unit, which electrocutes Goldmember and
destroys the meteor.
It is revealed that the entire string of events was adapted into a
film by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Cruise. The Austin Powers
cast (aside from Scott and Nigel) are in the audience of a
Hollywood theater watching the film. Upon exiting, they bump into
Fat Bastard, but he took the Subway diet
and is now very thin. Austin and Foxxy exit the theater and share a
Alone in Dr. Evil's Hollywood lair, a bald, maniacal Scott has
taken over Dr. Evil's criminal empire and vows revenge on
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
. Coincidentally, as of 2006, MGM is the TV
distributor for New Line's films and TV series.
conquered the '90s
and the '60s
, travels back to the 1970s and teams up with his
nemesis Dr. Evil
(also played by Myers) to
thwart a new villain
, Goldmember (Myers once
again). Myers also plays Fat Bastard
second time, this time parodying
the kind of
seen in Crouching Tiger, Hidden
. The film also stars Beyoncé Knowles as Foxxy Cleopatra
movie heroines, primarily
and Cleopatra Jones
, as well as Christie Love
when she says, "You're under
arrest, sugah!" ), Michael York
reprising the role of Basil Exposition, and Verne Troyer
in his second appearance as
. The film also introduced a new
character named Number 3 (a.k.a. the Mole) who is portrayed by
. Clint Howard
plays a radar operator in all
Three actors who appeared in the earlier movies play different
characters in Goldmember. Rob Lowe who played the friend of a dead
guard in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
reprises his role as a younger Number 2 from The Spy Who
, while Neil Mullarkey (quartermaster clerk in
International Man Of Mystery
) and Eric Winzenried (army
private soldier in The Spy Who Shagged Me
) appear as the
Physician and Henchman Sailor in the Sick Bay.
Johan van der Smut
, better known as
, is a fictional villain played by
played the character in a cameo
at the end of the film). The name was inspired by the James Bond
villain Auric Goldfinger
. Goldmember's Dutch
origins and character traits were, according to Myers, inspired by
an episode of the HBO TV series Real Sex featuring a Dutchman who operated a
"sex barn" north of Rotterdam.
The man's distinct forms of expression
caught Myers' attention while he was writing.
The film took in £
5,585,978 in the
United Kingdom on its opening weekend. In the United States, it
broke the opening weekend record for a spoof movie, surpassing the
previous Austin Powers film. The film grossed $
73 million on its opening weekend, and
grossed a total of $213 million in the United States, according to
Box Office Mojo
The song "Hey Goldmember" is a parody of four '70s disco
songs formed into a medley
; "Sing a
" – Earth, Wind &
", "Get Down Tonight
", and "That's the
", all by KC and the
Original soundtrack track listing
- "Work It
Out" – Beyoncé Knowles
- "Miss You"
(Dr. Dre Remix 2002) – The Rolling
- "Boys" (Co-Ed Remix)
– Britney Spears featuring Pharrell of N*E*R*D
- "Groove Me" – Angie Stone
- "Shining Star" – Earth, Wind & Fire
- "Hey Goldmember" – Foxxy
Cleopatra (Beyoncé Knowles) featuring Devin and Solange Knowles
- "Ain't No Mystery" – Smash
Woman" – Soul Hooligan featuring Diana
- "1975" - Paul Oakenfold - (which
samples "A Fifth of Beethoven"
by Walter Murphy)
- "Hard Knock Life
" (Dr. Evil Remix) – Dr. Evil
- "Daddy Wasn't There" –
Ming Tea featuring Austin Powers
- "Alfie (What's It All About,
Austin?)" – Susanna Hoffs