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


Darryl: Yo sir! Yo! Difference of opinion here.
Economics Professor: Uh, Darryl. And we can do without the yo-ing.
Darryl: What he's saying is let's help people by firing them. Now this seems to me, ebonically speaking, wack.
Scott: Perhaps Darryl does have a special insight into the blue-collar or, should I say, hairnet mentality.
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Funny, I guess.
16 June 2001 | by (Royal Oak, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I forget when the first time I saw this was, but I laughed a lot. When I went and rented it, I did it for another reason. Because of Myst III: Exile, I quickly became a big fan of Brad Dourif. When I remembered this movie, I had to see it again. This one was a big plus, because he had a bigger role in it than most movies. It was a nice bonus because there were other actors I was fans of in it as well. Matthew Lillard and David Spade are also people I'm fans of. Rip Torn did a very nice job. The Wayans guy was ok, I guess... :)

This movie had what I needed though. Hockey, girls, college, experimental drugs... Oops. I liked it.

Yea Brad Dourif!

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