Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Easter Egg - Remember That Movie

During Austin's jubilent dance sequence at the beginning of the film, when he is in front of the mother and her baby, look to the left, to see a sign deliniating the casino of the hotel "Casino Royale", after the famous Bond movie spoof of the same name.

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Contributed By: superchris50 on 12-04-1999
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Bolverk writes:
Both "Austin Powers" movies are highly derivative of the 007 series: Dr. Evil is based on Blofeld, his organization is based on SPECTRE, Number 2 is based on Largo ("Thunderball"), the German woman is based on Rosa Klebb ("From Russia with Love"), the entire opening scene from "Spy Who Shagged Me" was taken from the beginning of "You Only Live Twice," the scene where Powers tries to kill an agent he is dancing with is a parody of a scene in "Thunderball," etc. etc. etc. However, there are references to a lot of other '60's movies, as well, including the telephone/email that sounds like the hotline in "In Like Flint" and "Our Man Flint"; Powers's sidekick, the black-leather-clad Mrs. Kensington, who is based on Emma Peel from "The Avengers"; the Fem-Bots from the Matt Helm series (or so I'm told...I've never watched any Matt Helm films); the chess scene in "Spy Who Shagged Me" was based on the oft-parodied chess scene in the original "Thomas Crown Affair"; and so on.
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Steele writes:
Actually Casino Royale wasnt originally a spoof movie. It was the first Bond book that Ian Fleming wrote, they couldnt make it into an official film as CBS or NBC bought the rights and rewrote it using the CIA instead of the British Secret Service. David Niven only made the spoof after these events.
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englishbob writes:
Theres also a nod in the direction of the great sixties Bond spoofs "In Like Flint" and "Our Man Flint" - the "ringtone" of Austin's video phone when Basil Exposition calls him is the same that made by Flint's red telephone.
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tompd writes:
Speaking of remembering that movie. The theme song for Austin Powers is taken from the movie "Take the money and run" (Woody Allen)
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BugHimself writes:
Bond movies are not the only movies Mike references/spoofs. In the begining of this movie he begins watching a movie "In Like Flint." There are two Flint movies from the late 60's which are actually spoofs of Bond films. The ringing of Austin's "Hot Line" phone is taken from the Flint movies. If you catch one of the Flint movies on AMC or rent one you will see where Myers gets some of his inspiration.
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ningyo writes:
Another great tribute Casino Royale is to the Peter Sellers character - from whom Mike Myers appears to have taken the hair-cut, glasses, costume and slimy manner to make the Austin Powers look!
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Technowiz writes:
Casino Royale was the first Bond book by Ian Fleming. Then they made the Bond movies, and then Ian Fleming died.
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schematic writes:
You guys probably already noticed this but "Random Task" Is a direct copy of "Oddjob" from James Bond. (only Random Task throws a shoe instead of a hat)
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The Casino Royale is the title of a book I think... It was used in a Star Trek the Next Generation Episode once.
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KillerBob writes:
Spud > Thanks. It was such an obscure reference that I never would have noticed it! For the rest of you... Both of the movies are absolutely full of Bond movie references. Some scenes were completely lifted from famous Bond movies. Try renting (or, for the low, low price of $500 you can buy!) all 18 Bond movies, and watch them marathon. When you've finished, you'll probably be sick of Bond, so watch both Austin Powers movies. You'll be surprised at how much was taken.
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