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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:
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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 »

Parents Guide:





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 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: 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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References Outbreak (1995) See more »


Written by Caspar Kedros (as C. Kedros) and Darius Kedros (as D. Kedros)
Performed by Headrillaz
Published by Chrysalis Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Pussyfoot Records/Gee Street Records
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what ever happened to humour in this world
11 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't believe the poor rating that this film has been given. This is one of the funniest films I have seen in a long time. If people watched it with an open mind and stopped trying to serious movie critics and analyse every film they see, they would realise that it is great fun and entertaining. I have recommended this film to lots of my mates and they all thought it was side-splittingly funny. Everybody out there who gave it a crap rating should watch it again, as I pity them for their lack of humour and understanding of a good comedy. I gave this film a ten and I think it was worth every point. Anybody else agree-let me know.Vote and lets get this movie up from the paltry score of 5.4(what an insult)ENOUGH SAID. WAYANS BROTHERS ROCK.

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