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Modern Problems (1981)





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An air-traffic controller (Chevy Chase) is having the worst luck: first his girlfriend leaves him, and then he experiences a nuclear disaster. His life begins to pick up after he realizes that the radiation fallout has given him magical telekinetic powers. He decides to settle a few scores with his new-found power. ~ John Bush, Rovimore
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ken Shapiro
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 22, 2005
Anchor Bay Entertainment


Arthur Sellers
as Mobile Supervisor
Neil Thompson
as Controller
Carl Irwin
as Controller
Ron House
as Vendor
Buzzy Linhart
as Tile Man
Henry Corden
as Dubrovnik
Luke Andreas
as Tough Guy
Jan Speck
as Brunette
Pat Proft
as Maitre d'
Jim Hudson
as Doctor
Frank Birney
as Man in Lobby
Reid Olson
as Principal Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Modern Problems

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Aggressively obnoxious FX comedy with Chase at his absolute hammiest.

April 6, 2005

Exacerbating matters is [Chevy] Chase's performance, which is incredibly obnoxious even by his standards.

Full Review… | March 27, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

October 28, 2005

Audience Reviews for Modern Problems

Another good comedy with Chevy Chase, very goofy, but charming, and I enjoyed it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


The ONLY reason to see this is to see Dabney Coleman as a egotistical author get his comeuppance by way of Chevy's Chase's newly-acquired telekinetic powers. Otherise, do NOT waste your time.

Cindy I

Super Reviewer

This one is a little off. The first half I liked as the main character was set up and given his powers. He has a little fun with it and then the whole movie takes a turn for the dramatic but in a very weak way as it tries to hold on to the comedy for dear life.
Watch it if you like Chevy Chase but don't expect much from it.

Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

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