Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Easter Egg - General Borschevsky

Early in the movie when Austin is being 'thawed', a Russian military person in attendance is identified as General Borschevsky. This is Mike Myers' reference to former Toronto Maple Leaf Nikolai Borschevsky. He was a little-known player who scored an overtime series winning goal for Toronto when they beat Detroit in the NHL playoffs (1992) which is still considered one of the larger upsets of all time. In years following, Myers frequently appeared on talk shows wearing Nikolai Borschevsky jerseys and talking at length about his love for the Leafs.

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Contributed By: agentcooper on 05-18-2000
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Sara writes:
Also note that the American Commander is referred to as "Commander Gilmour", another nod to former Leafs Captain Doug Gilmour
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davecanada writes:
Mike's dog is also named Borschevsky.
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Draconian writes:
Mike Myers also starred in WAYNE'S WORLD and at one point he and Garth go for a snack at "Stan Mikita's Doughnuts". Stan Mikita was a hockey player, but this is in fact a reference to the Tim Horton's Doughnuts chain in Canada. Tim Horton was a hockey-player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, during the '67-'68 season -- the last time the Leafs won hockey's Stanley Cup.
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It was a sad day for detroit to lose
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