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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
The name of the comic ballet that was performed at the theater was "Coppelia" which had been first performed in 1870. Coppelia's music was composed by Léo Delibes, its libretto written by Charles Nuitter, and its ballet was originally choreographed by 'Arthur Saint-Léon'. See more »
When Chevy Chase is following the Toxic Waste truck, he is being sprayed and his car is covered with green foam. When he passes the truck on the right his car has nothing on it, on the next shot it is covered with the foam again. See more »
Max, please, what is the matter with you lately? I was kidding.
Look at my face. I can't go to dinner like this. Look.
Your face looks fine.
I'm not going. I'm staying up here.
Max. Max, you promised me that you would try to relax and be close to me this weekend.
You were only kidding?
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Alternate takes (without audio) are shown of the main characters during the end credits. See more »
Just a bit of fun with toxic waste and don't forget the voodoo
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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