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Modern Problems (1981)

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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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Barry
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Pete
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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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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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25 December 1981 (USA)  »

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Doido por Ela  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Final theatrical feature film [to date, October 2013] directed by Ken Shapiro. The picture was the second of only two ever cinema movies directed by Shapiro whose first feature film had been 1974's The Groove Tube (1974) which had also featured Chevy Chase. See more »

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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 »

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[after snorting up a bunch of powder that was supposed to banish the 'demons' from his system]
Max Fielder: YES!
[laughs]
Max Fielder: I LIKE IT!
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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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