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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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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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During the ending sequence, the song "Movin' on up", from the TV series The Jeffersons (1975),is playing as Daryl walks into his building and tips the doorman, who is played by Sherman Hemsley. Helmsley starred in "The Jeffersons". See more »


When Darryl is playing his first hockey game, the announcer says he is close to having a shutout. The play right after that he makes a save and they win. As they are celebrating on the ice, you can see the scoreboard says 4-1. See more »


Darryl: Good afternoon freshmen, freshwomen, and people of freshness.
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Written by Ambersunshower (as A. Smith), W. Gaier, R. Hunter, J. Thomas, B. Baker and L. Quinn
Performed by Ambersunshower
Published by Gee Street Music, Inc./Shamalama Publishing, Inc./Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)/W. Geier,
R. Hunter (AKM)/Alotagood Music Publishing Inc./Next Decade Entertainemt Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Gee Street Records
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19 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Its easy for people to get hooked on the gross-out comedies like American Pie and Something about Mary, but when a comedy like this comes along and the actor is obviously having so much fun in the role that the jokes seem natural, its hard to pass 'Senseless' off as being anything but hilarious.

Marlon Wayans really has come about as an actor since Mo Money and that other movie I think it was called 'Dont go dissin your homeboy while drinkin yo juice in the hood', however Mathew Lillard cant seem to break away from that surfer dude retro generation exxer persona that we see in most of his films.

David Spade tries hard but Wayans upstages everyone.

9 out of 10

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