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.
A visiting dignitary, a CIA agent, a Nazi spy, Japanese tourists, an assassin and a group of "midget" actors from The Wizard of Oz (1939) all check into an elite Los Angeles hotel called Under the Rainbow.
When police discover that a mob hitman has moved in next door to the Robbersons, they want to find out what he is up to. So they set up a stakeout in the Robbersons' home. Hard-nosed, ... See full summary »
Henry Perkins, a mild-mannered accountant, accidentally trades briefcases with another man, to find out that there's five million dollars inside. Henry tells his unsuspecting wife of their ... See full summary »
Penelope Ann Miller,
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
Show-business trade papers "Daily Variety" and "The Hollywood Reporter" erroneously reported that this picture was the feature film debut of Nell Carter and Brian Doyle-Murray, but the two had appeared in earlier movies. Carter appeared in Hair (1979) and Back Roads (1981), and Doyle-Murray appeared in Fuzz (1972) and Caddyshack (1980). 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 »
Wait, wait, wait, wait. Shoot. I better do this. Damn doctor come here, do it all wrong, piss off the demon, and blow us all to white man's hell, and I ain't got time to deal with that, come on.
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Alternate takes (without audio) are shown of the main characters during the end credits. See more »
Terrible Chevy Chase-vehicle that is rude, ugly, disgusting, and totally terrible. Chase stars as an air traffic controller who experiences some changes after coming into contact with some radioactive material. The film never does make much sense. Gross-out scenes and stupid sexual references make "Modern Problems" a pure waste of a film that should be avoided at all costs. Turkey (0 stars out of 5).
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