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Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fiedler, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses not only to win her back, but to gain a little revenge.

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Mitch Kreindel ...
Barry
Arthur Sellers ...
Mobile Supervisor
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Pete
Neil Thompson ...
Controller #1
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Ronald E. House ...
Vendor (as Ron House)
Buzzy Linhart ...
The Tile Man
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Christine Nazareth ...
Redhead
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Storyline

Air traffic controller Max Fiedler is unhappy with his career and his second marriage. An exposure to toxic waste gives him the power of telekinesis. He comes to a crossroads at a beachhouse he shares with his wife, his ex, and a voodoo priestess. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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A broken-hearted man + amazing moving powers = Out-of-control fun. See more »

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25 December 1981 (USA)  »

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Doido por Ela  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The name of the airfield where air-traffic controller Max Fielder (Chevy Chase) worked was the Kennedy International Airport. See more »

Goofs

On the exterior shot of the "Bates Motel" house, Max's car is in a different position than it was when he parked it. See more »

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Dorita: According to these chicken guts, there's going to be an awfully big ruckus here this weekend.
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Crazy Credits

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Spoofs The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Gonna Get It Next Time
Performed by The Tubes
Arranged and produced by David Foster
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Lyrics by Adrienne Anderson
Music by Dominic Frontiere
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THIS MOVIE ROCKS! Funny and entertaining
8 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you did not like this movie, you have the personality and charisma of a carrot. LOSERS! This movie is awesome and funny. Chevy Chase kicks ass and knows how to treat a lady. We should all have those powers to put the stuck people this world in their place. NOSEBLEEDs to all those who hated this movie.

Hats off to the TUBES for a awesome intro song which depicts the trials and tribulations we all have to deal with on a daily basis. LIFE IS HARD. I recommend Modern Problems to all with a pulse rate higher than 3. If you didn't like this, you probably like "Fried Green Tomatoes" or "Steel Magnolias" or crap like that...


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