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Random Task

Random Task (Joe Son) is Dr. Evil's South Korean assassin in the first film. Direct parody of Oddjob (Random - Odd, Job - Task) in the Bond movie Goldfinger but throws a shoe rather than a steel-brimmed bowler hat.

Although in the first movie, Random Task's shoe took the head off Dr. Evil's statue, it was not strong enough to actually take someone's head off like Oddjob's bowler hat. Instead, the shoe gave a bruise on Austin's head. This was his exact quote:

"...That really hurt! I'm going to have a lump there, you idiot. Who throws a shoe!? Honestly, you fight like a woman!"

When that failed, Random Task resorted to strangling Austin Powers, and Austin pushed away all the items he could have used to defend himself: a fireplace poker being one of them. In the end, Random Task was subject to the 'Swedish-Made, Penis-Enlarger Pump', Vanessa hit him over the head with a champagne bottle, and Austin pushed him down the hallway on the food cart he came in with (the pump still attached), with a large crash and died, afterwards Random Task was never seen or heard from again.


  • In 2011, Joe Son, the actor who played Random Task, was convicted of torture, which he committed during the gang rape of a woman in 1990 and sentenced to seven years to life in prison. In 2017, he was convicted of voluntary manslaughter after having beaten his cellmate to death one month into his original sentence in 2011 and was sentenced to a further 27 years.