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Senseless (1998)

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A student gets his senses enhanced by an experimental drug. But abuse is not an option.

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Wig Shop Owner
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Storyline

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.

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Comedy | Romance

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

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20 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az érzékek borzadalma  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$13,035,599 (USA) (8 May 1998)
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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 »

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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 »

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Scott: Witherspoon. Rushing as a senior, I see.
Darryl: Hey, just trying to join the frat.
Scott: Right on, have a seat. By the way, it's fraternity, not frat. You wouldn't call your country a...
Darryl: Whoa! Not since the Bush years.
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Do You Want to Freak
Written by J. Furlow, K. Gardner and R. Redwine Jr.
Performed by Freak Brothers
Published by Cougar Music Publishing (ASCAP) and Winetime Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Gee Street Records
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Actually, pretty good!
28 March 2001 | by (CA!) – See all my reviews

I'd never even heard of Senseless, but it was recommended to me with high praise - so I gave it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised, well, I'm not saying it was fantastic - but I did laugh enough to make watching worth my while.

It may help being a fan of one of the actors. I'm not a huge Wayans fan, any of the, how many of them are there? Anyway, nor am I a huge fan of Spade, although he has his moments. I am a huge Matthew Lillard fan, though (no, I'm not a 16 year old girl!) and I found his performance typically Lillard-esque - which is entertaining no matter what the role is - or how under-written his part is. Any fan of Matt will at least get something out of this movie. Keeping in mind I am not a huge Wayans or Spade fan, both gave good performances. Wayans had some great moments.

Directed by Penelope Spheeris, (Wayne's World) - Senseless is overall a pretty good movie with a warm ending, which, being as it *is* a comedy, is a *lot* better than a cold ending!

6.5/10


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