• In edited for TV versions, Dr. Evil's "shaved testicles/scrotum" dialogue is replaced with alternate, less racy dialogue about going to evil medical school. Despite this, the disgusted reactions from other people in the group are still intact.
  • In the original theatrical release, when Basil Expedition called the "ring tone" was that of the Presidential red phone from "Our Man Flint." As the producers failed to secure the right to use the musical sequence, in all home video and subsequent theatrical releases, the sound has been changed to a less melodic and unrecognizable sequence of tones.
  • A leaked work-print dated 01/17/1997 contains the following differences: Different pre-credits intro with Dr Evil killing henchmen for not feeding Mr Bigglesworth his meow mix or cleaning his litter box. Longer shots of the cryogenic chamber like the international cut showing Evil Knievel as one of the frozen celebrities. The "sound as a pound" scene is extended with more dialogue from Basil telling Austin the world is depending on him and wishing him good luck. He also tells him to be careful to which Austin whispers "thanks" then has a worried look on his face. The scene where Number Two is explaining the businesses Dr Evil controls is longer with Number Two mentioning a venture that sells decorative collector plates. More dialogue when Dr Evil is introduced to Scott, after saying he is his father, Dr Evil says "someday, all this will be yours". When Austin meets Number Two at the Blackjack table and Number Two tells Austin his name - Austin responds "That's an unusual name" to which Number Two says "my parents were hippies". The transition dance scenes are missing. After Dr Evil talks to the UN, the scene where he laughs manically with his henchmen is longer. Before the scene ends everyone stops laughing and Dr Evil says "normally by now we would of faded to black.....well I'm going to watch some TV" before walking off screen leaving his men standing around. After Austin and Vanessa see Dr Evil's car leave his headquarters the scene where Austin photograph's Vanessa is longer with more dialogue from Austin calling her a natural and saying she's wicked. The Las Vegas scene is missing the part that shows Austin and Vanessa walking through the strip, it just shows them on the bus and then cuts to the twister scene in the hotel room. When Austin mistakes Basil's mother for a man, the scene is longer with extended dialogue of Austin saying "look at those hands, those are carpenters hands!" When Austin and Vanessa go on the Virtucon tour the guides dialog is a bit longer with him explaining what the company does in more detail. He also mentions the collector plates that Number Two mentions and how they have gone up in value. The scene where the guard is run over by the steam roller is slightly longer and shows a higher shot of the guard getting run over. When Dr Evil has captured Austin and Vanessa and is about to talk to the UN, when he presses the TV remote a home shopping channel comes on then he switches it to the UN feed. After Dr Evil reveals the Vulcan, and Austin says "does it make you horny baby?" There is extended dialogue with him saying "The shape of it, does it make horny? Does it make you randy, man?" After Dr Evil tells the UN they have three hours, the end is missing where he tries to cut the transmission and Beavis and Butthead come on the screen. After Austin and Vanessa escape the Sea Bass tank, when Austin apologizes to Vanessa for having sex with Alotta Fagina there is more dialogue with Austin saying he was like a "mechanical piston" and a "crazed weasel on the job". When Dr Evil is dodging Austin's bullets and tries to escape he says "open the FUCKEN door" instead of "fricken door". The part where Austin dramatically leaps and presses the abort button is missing, it just shows him climbing up to the walkway and going after Dr Evil. When Dr Evil says to Austin "we're not that different me and you" there is additional dialogue where he talks about their weight and hair being similar then says "ok we are different, I'm not making a very good point". The part where Dr Evil calls Austin evil for being a swinger is shorter and missing Austin's response/Dr Evil's aging hipster line. After Dr Evil makes the evil comparison it cuts to Austin telling Dr Evil to shut up. When Austin has Scott at gun point and Scott says he hates Dr Evil, there is more dialogue from Dr Evil after he says "Scott, that hurts" he says "what about hop on pop? what about two hours of hop on pop last night?". When Vanessa judo chops Alotta Fagina the part is longer with Vanessa grabbing her by the neck and choking her. There is also dialogue between them before she does the judo chop. When Dr Evil is escaping, the shot of the self-destruct count down is missing. The ending of the film is completely different: During the self-destruct sequence, Austin approaches a henchmen and asks where the abort button is. Austin then attempts to reach it but is stopped by Random Task who throws a shoe at him. Austin then says the "who throws a shoe?" line and fights Task, throwing him into some equipment and eventually electrocuting him by throwing liquid on the ground where Task is standing. Austin then reaches the Abort button - this is the shot used in the theatrical cut but in a different spot. This version ends with Austin and Vanessa in a life raft and Basil explaining what happened to the characters with the Great Escape music playing in the background.
  • In the airline version the name of the Alotta Fagina character is changed to Alotta Cleavaga.
  • Deleted scenes non included in USA theatrical release but appearing in DVD Special Edition:
    • 3 alternate endings where Austin and Miss Kensington end up in a lifeboat together
    • Security guard's family called after he is run over by steam roller
    • Security guard's friends (led by Rob Lowe) having a surprise Bachelor Party at Hooters are called after his head is eaten off by fish
    • No. 2 tries to bribe Austin with a billion dollars in a Fendi briefcase
    • No. 2 talks about the Franklin Mint Cheeses of the World Series Commemorative Plates.
    • Stewardess scenes on Austin's plane;
  • Non-USA versions include two "dead henchmen" scenes and two additional scenes featuring Christian Slater as a security guard who's hypnotized by Austin Powers and ordered to go buy him some orange sherbet. He then makes one very brief appearance at the end during the collapse of Dr Evil's hideout.
  • The European version is longer than the American version. Here are some other minor differences:
  • When Austin and Vanessa are taking photos of Random Task holding Mr. Bigglesworth, Austin says "I never forget a pussy... cat". The pause between "pussy" and "cat" is much longer in the European version. In American version the pause had to be shorter to ensure PG-13 rating. In fact this scene is not only edited differently, it's two different takes.
  • The scene where Basil introduces Vanessa to Austin is little bit longer in the European version. In the end of this scene Basil says to Austin "Be careful" and Austin replies "Thanks!"
  • Also the fight scene between Austin and Random Task is longer in the European version. We see Austin reaching for a knife, a candlestick and a coal rake. And after Vanessa hits Random Task with a champagne bottle, Austin says: "Smashing!".
  • In the European version, Evel Knievel can be seen frozen in one of the transparent containers during the de-freezing scene. But in the US version, he is nowhere to be found.
  • The UK version is the European version and the Diana joke was only removed in the cinemas. It was restored for the UK video.
  • Making things even more complicated, there now appears to have been two different versions broadcast on TBS - one with the differences noted above, using the character name "Alotta Cleavaga", and other televised version with the above differences, but with the "Alotta Fagina" name intact.
  • In the TBS "edited for content" version, when Austin asks Vanessa if he turns her on while on his jet, both instances of the word 'horny' have been replaced with the word 'randy' (making it appear as though he said 'randy' in each question).
  • The TV version also crops the scene where Alotta Fagina serves sake to Austin in the hot tub because of a brief nipple shot that can be noticed in the uncropped/video version
  • When aired on ITV in the UK the song "BBC" is missing from the end credits and the photo shoot is much shorter.
  • The TBS broadcast contains some notable differences from the theatrical release:
    • The scene where Austin retrieves his Swedish-Made Penis Enlarger after being unfrozen appears to be an alternate take. The attendant says "Swedish Made Enlarger" instead, and he has not been overdubbed.
    • In the Group Therapy scene, after Dr. Evil talks about having his testicles shaved, he goes on to talk about wanting to be an actor - dialogue not in the original release.
    • An alternate take of a scene in Dr. Evil's lair. In the theatrical version, Scott describes his planned evening as "a titty movie on Skinemax." On TBS, he says "a porno movie on cable." Later, Dr. Evil asks Scott if he wants to see what Daddy does for a living. Scott's response is "Blow me," which he follows up with "Show me" when Dr. Evil asks him to repeat that. In the TBS version, Scott says "Bite me," which he follows up with "Might be fun."
    • The line "I never forget a pussy ... cat" has been redubbed "I never forget a kitty ... cat", which ruins the joke.
    • Two versions of the "lifeboat" alternate ending were broadcast on TBS. In one, Basil arrives hanging from a helicopter. He gives Vanessa her full accreditation as a field agent, and gives Austin the card of a dental specialist. In the second ending, after Austin and Vanessa kiss we are treated to a roll-call of the major characters and what happened to them, as the "Great Escape March" plays in the background.