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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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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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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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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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Arthur Sellers: One of the film's screenwriters as a Mobile Supervisor. See more »

Goofs

As Max drives away from the airport, he stops very close to a chicken truck. In the next shot he is quite a way behind it. See more »

Quotes

Lorraine: Poor guy. He's a prince who thinks he's a frog.
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Alternate takes (without audio) are shown of the main characters during the end credits. See more »

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References The Desert Rats (1953) See more »

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Excerpts from the ballet 'Coppelia'
Music by Léo Delibes
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My husband and I have loved this hilarious movie since it came out years ago! The people who gave a bad rating seemed so negative and up tight. There are so many funny scenes that are just priceless. Dabney Coleman is great. This has to be one of his classic roles. He has so many funny lines, what a character! His line "I'm a damn good looking man" is an all time favorite! Chevy is just great being Chevy. He always makes me laugh and has such a great dry sense of humor. Nell Carter as Dorita is just a charm with her voodoo. What a character! All the actors are so perfect and funny. I recommend this to everyone who likes a funny, quirky and great movie from our past! Enjoy it like we have all these years!


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