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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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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)

What is comedy coming to?

April 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Aggressively obnoxious FX comedy with Chase at his absolute hammiest.

April 6, 2005 | Rating: 1/5

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

March 27, 2005 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Modern Problems


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

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

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