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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, Rovi
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Mary Kay Place
as Lorraine
Nell Carter
as Dorita
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
Tom Sherohman
as Waiter
Frank Birney
as Man in Lobby
Reid Olson
as Principal Dancer
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All Critics (3)

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
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Very bad film that's almost saved by Dabney Coleman. Don't bother unless you've got a soft spot for terrible 80's movies.

Wu Chouin
Wu Chouin

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

Aj V
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
Cindy I

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