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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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Ken Shapiro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Max Fielder
Patti D'Arbanville ... Darcy
Dabney Coleman ... Mark Winslow
Mary Kay Place ... Lorraine
Nell Carter ... Dorita
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Brian Stills
Mitch Kreindel Mitch Kreindel ... Barry
Arthur Sellers Arthur Sellers ... Mobile Supervisor
Sandy Helberg ... Pete
Neil Thompson Neil Thompson ... Controller #1
Carl Irwin ... Controller #2
Ronald E. House Ronald E. House ... Vendor (as Ron House)
Buzzy Linhart ... The Tile Man
Henry Corden ... Dubrovnik
Christine Nazareth 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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Chevy has the power to make this Holiday Season the funniest ever! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doido por Ela See more »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Chevy Chase later played another character with the same first name (Max). In Not Another Not Another Movie (2011), where Chase played Max Storm. See more »

Goofs

When Darcy leaves the apartment, Max is in the main room. In the next shot, he's in the Kitchen doorway. See more »

Quotes

Mark Winslow: I'm not a freak. He's a freak. I'm a goddamn good-looking man.
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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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Features The Groove Tube (1974) See more »

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She Takes All Of Me
Lyrics by Adrienne Anderson
Music by Dominic Frontiere
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23 January 2003 | by intenseyesSee all my reviews

I personally loved this movie. It is silly funny, one of those movies where you do not have to think and you can laugh. After a long day at work Modern Problems is a good way to laugh your cares away.


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