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Modern Problems (1981)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi  |  25 December 1981 (USA)
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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 ...
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Ronald E. House ...
Vendor (as Ron House)
Buzzy Linhart ...
The Tile Man
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Dubrovnik
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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Max Fielder has just discovered the power of telekinesis, and he's about to move your world. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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25 December 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doido por Ela  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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The screenplay for the movie was written aboard Ken Shapiro's English double-decker bus whilst on a Summer Holiday (1963)-like jaunt with friends. See more »

Goofs

The inside scenes of the beach house show rooms that are far more spacious than are physically possible when the house is viewed from the outside. See more »

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Lorraine: Poor guy. He's a prince who thinks he's a frog.
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References The Desert Rats (1953) See more »

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She Takes All Of Me
Lyrics by Adrienne Anderson
Music by Dominic Frontiere
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Forgotten Chevy Chase
21 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fiedler (Chevy Chase), 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.

The bloody nose scene goes from mildly amusing to rather revolting, and that made it something I could have done without. But that was the only really bad part of the film.

Fans of Chase may not have seen this one, as it is not well known. Younger fans (those who now know him best from "Community") will definitely not have heard of it. Check it out. Please.


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