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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Max Fielder
... Darcy
... Mark Winslow
... Lorraine
... Dorita
... Brian Stills
Mitch Kreindel ... Barry
Arthur Sellers ... Mobile Supervisor
... Pete
Neil Thompson ... Controller #1
... Controller #2
Ronald E. House ... Vendor (as Ron House)
... The Tile Man
... 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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Max Fielder has just discovered the power of telekinesis, and he's about to move your world. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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PG | See all certifications »

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25 December 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doido por Ela  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,758,371, 27 December 1981

Gross USA:

$26,154,211
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1.85 : 1
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One of several films, which were part of a cycle of movies involving ESP or telekinesis made from the mid 1970s through the mid 1980s. The films include Carrie (1976), Patrick (1978), Zapped! (1982), Scanners (1981), Firestarter (1984), Modern Problems (1981) The Fury (1978), and The Medusa Touch (1978). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film in the Air Traffic Control Tower, the wall clock in the background changes time between shots. See more »

Quotes

Brian Stills: Are you still seeing things move?
Max Fielder: I'm making things move.
Brian Stills: Max, could you sit down? I have a crick in my neck.
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Crazy Credits

Alternate takes (without audio) are shown of the main characters during the end credits. See more »

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Spoofs The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Excerpts from the ballet 'Coppelia'
Music by Léo Delibes
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THIS MOVIE ROCKS! Funny and entertaining
8 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

If you did not like this movie, you have the personality and charisma of a carrot. LOSERS! This movie is awesome and funny. Chevy Chase kicks ass and knows how to treat a lady. We should all have those powers to put the stuck people this world in their place. NOSEBLEEDs to all those who hated this movie.

Hats off to the TUBES for a awesome intro song which depicts the trials and tribulations we all have to deal with on a daily basis. LIFE IS HARD. I recommend Modern Problems to all with a pulse rate higher than 3. If you didn't like this, you probably like "Fried Green Tomatoes" or "Steel Magnolias" or crap like that...


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