Senseless (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  20 February 1998 (USA)
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A student gets his senses enhanced by an experimental drug. But abuse is not an option.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Wheedon
Esther Scott ...
Denise Witherspoon
Fertility Clinic Attendant
Wig Shop Owner
Economics Professor
Coach Brandau
Nurse Alvarez
Zestfully Clean Woman
Dean Barlow


Darryl Witherspoon is a young black college student who wants to win annual junior analyst competition, which can land him a job in a big brokerage company. He becomes a guinea pig for the drug developed at the college which is promised to heighten all senses by ten times. Written by Anonymous

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A secret experiment gave him super senses. Then came the side-effects.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az érzékek borzadalma  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,337,651 (USA) (20 February 1998)


$13,035,599 (USA) (8 May 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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During the scene where Matthew Lillard's character thinks that Darryl has suffered an overdose, his friends who follow him in the room suggest that he needs a shot of adrenaline to the heart. This is a reference to Pulp Fiction (1994), in which Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) suffers an overdose and is given a shot of adrenaline to restart her heart. NOTE: This method would not actually work if someone suffered an overdose. See more »


When Darryl is in the clothing store he is supposedly nude, but in the close shots you can see he is wearing black underpants. See more »


Darryl: [Runs naked into a clothing store] I got an interview across the street in ten minutes and I just got robbed. That's why I'm sitting in your store assed out. Look, look at me.
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Predictable, Juvenile, Entertaining
28 February 2004 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Yes. This movie is predictable. You do not have to watch very long before you may guess almost everything that will happen, and sure enough, it does. No surprises anywhere. In addition, as in many other movies which Marlon Wayans appears in, a lot of the jokes is pretty juvenile and of "low" quality, focusing on stuff you thought were funny when you were five years old and very tired. The again, some of the jokes, still being juvenile, is actually funny. So, as it turns out, as a whole, the movie is entertaining. Not the best comedy ever made, but I have seen a lot worse too.

Wayans does his stuff as can be expected, not raising any eyebrows (for his performance anyway) nor disappointing. However, personally, I hoped for David Spade to have a bigger role. In my opinion he is a very good comedian but does not have any chance to show it in this movie.

To conclude, do not have the greatest expectations, sit back and enjoy.


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