The film’s supporting cast (Graham, Robert Wagner, Rob Lowe) is just ballast; its nominal director (Jay Roach, director of the first Powers film) simply there to frame the star.

ballast (n) 1: to steady, as a vessel, by putting heavy substances in the hold 2: to fill in, as the bed of a railroad, with gravel, stone, etc., in order to make it firm and solid 3: to keep steady; to steady, morally – source: Sight and Sound’s review of Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me