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.
A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely ... See full summary »
Bradley R. Swirnoff
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 »
Max's car gets splashed with toxic waste. It's clean/dirty on and off for the entire scene. See more »
"June 5th: partial list of my favorite things. Sunset from my office window... Roots the book, not that television horseshit... Mr. Martin Score-sissy... collectin' my 200 dollars for passing 'Go'... women on beaches.
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Alternate takes (without audio) are shown of the main characters during the end credits. See more »
MODERN PROBLEMS is one of those films that is ALWAYS on cable -- and yet no one would ever want to watch in its entirety. Blame Comedy Central. Probably Chevy Chase at his lowest. Although his career has had so many low points, it's hard to say. He must be a masochist who deliberately chooses godawful movies to destroy his career. Or he's a sadist who enjoys inflicting these turkeys on the rest of us. Don't listen to anyone who claims, "Actually, it's not that bad;" they didn't actually sit through it.
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