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Modern Problems (1981)

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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Controller #2
Ronald E. House ...
Vendor (as Ron House)
Buzzy Linhart ...
The Tile Man
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Dubrovnik
Christine Nazareth ...
Redhead
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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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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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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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Brian Doyle-Murray portrayed a character, Brian Stills, who had the same first name as his own. See more »

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When Mark (and later Mark and Darcy) are on the beach, the camera tracks can be seen in the foreground. See more »

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Mark Winslow: I'm not a freak. He's a freak. I'm a goddamn good-looking man.
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References The Groove Tube (1974) See more »

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She Takes All Of Me
Lyrics by Adrienne Anderson
Music by Dominic Frontiere
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Just a bit of fun with toxic waste and don't forget the voodoo
11 December 2002 | by (UNITED STATES) – See all my reviews

This was an obvious attempt at a silly fantasy that like most Chevy Chase movies can not be taken too seriously. Typical Chevy is down and out with nowhere to go but up. After a run in with a tanker truck hauling waste he discovers his new powers of telekinesis. The rest is mostly slapstick with a twist and getting back a Dabney Coleman's character. Nell Carter has a fun little bit as a housekeeper that practices voodoo. She senses something is wrong and tries her spells to gain control. There is but one great Chevy movie but this by any means was not an awful movie!


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