GenreComedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi Music directorDominic Frontiere CountryUnited States
Release dateDecember 25, 1981 (1981-12-25) WriterKen Shapiro, Tom Sherohman, Arthur Sellers CastChevy Chase (Max Fielder), Patti D'Arbanville (Darcy), Dabney Coleman (Mark Winslow), Mary Kay Place (Lorraine), Nell Carter (Dorita), Brian Doyle-Murray (Brian Stills) Similar moviesChevy Chase appears in Modern Problems and Funny Farm
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Modern Problems is a 1981 American fantasy comedy film written and directed by Ken Shapiro and starring Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville and Dabney Coleman. The film grossed $26,154,211 in the United States. A DVD release of the film was issued in 2005.
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Max Fiedler (Chevy Chase) is an air traffic controller at New York's Kennedy Intl. Airport whose life is slowly going down the drain. His girlfriend, Darcy (Patti D'Arbanville), has just left him because of his jealousy. Now, everywhere he goes he seems to run into her with another man, driving him nuts. One night while he's driving home from a party at a gay nightclub in Lower Manhattan, a tanker truck spills nuclear waste onto his car and through his open sunroof, covering him with glowing green goo. The next day, he notices that he has developed telekinetic powers. With this newfound discovery, Max decides to put his powers to use by striking back at his tormentors to win back the love of Darcy.
He is asked to spend the weekend at the summer beach house of a paraplegic friend (Brian Doyle-Murray), who has also invited some other friends, including Max's ex-wife Lorraine (Mary Kay Place) as well as his ex-girlfriend, plus self-confidence author and womanizer Mark Winslow (Dabney Coleman) who has designs on Darcy. Winslow constantly demeans and derides Max, while trying to seduce Darcy (although his egomanical bragging and unabashed nudity just seems to alienate her).
Max gets his revenge by using his powers to humiliate his rival, meanwhile freaking out the other guests. Finally, he sees himself becoming a monster, and by a fortuitous stroke of lightning his powers are transferred to Dorita, the voodoo-practicing maid (Nell Carter). Max's girlfriend forgives him and he realizes that she truly does love him.
Chevy Chase as Maxwell "Max" Fiedler
Patti D'Arbanville as Darcy Carson
Mary Kay Place as Lorraine
Brian Doyle-Murray as Brian Stills
Nell Carter as Dorita
Dabney Coleman as Mark Winslow
Mitch Kreindel as Barry
Arthur Sellers as Mobile Supervisor
Sandy Helberg as Pete
Neil Thompson as Controller #1
Carl Irwin as Controller #2
Ronald E. House as Vendor (as Ron House)
Buzzy Linhart as The Tile Man
Henry Corden as Dubrovnik
Christine Nazareth as Redhead
Luke Andreas as Tough Guy
Jan Speck as Brunette
Vincenzo Gagliardi as Singer
François Cartier as Pianist
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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