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  • 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.

  • Chevy Chase is an air traffic controller having problems. He is having little success winning back his girlfriend until nuclear waste spills on his car giving him telekentic powers. The once meek, but now suddenly "empowered" Chase begins to wreak havoc on those who have annoyed him culminating in a weekend getaway at his friend's beach house where Chase's powers go out of control.

  • 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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