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.
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 Max tells Lorraine that Darcy is also at the club, she responds "shoot," but her mouth is clearly saying a more explicit, four-letter word. See more »
[after snorting up a bunch of powder that was supposed to banish the 'demons' from his system]
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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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