"Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" Is Released

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, released in 1999, is the second film in the Austin Powers series.

The series began with Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and continued with Austin Powers in Goldmember. The film was directed by Jay Roach, co-written by Mike Myers and screenwriter Michael McCullers, and once again stars Myers as the title character. Myers also plays Dr. Evil and Fat Bastard.

The film's title is a play on the 1977 Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me and contains plot elements from James Bond films Diamonds Are Forever (Laser Gun Plot and Cloning) , You Only Live Twice (Secret Volcano Base), Moonraker (Outer Space Ventures), The Man With The Golden Gun (Mini Me based on character Nick Nack from Bond film mentioned) and On Her Majesty's Secret Service (opening sequence in which Vanessa Kensington dies).

The film grossed around US$310 million in worldwide ticket sales, making more money during its opening weekend than the entire box office proceeds of its predecessor.