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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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Fertility Clinic Attendant
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Wig Shop Owner
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Janice
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Nurse Alvarez
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Lorraine
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Trivia

Film debut of Tamara Taylor. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Darryl: [outburst] Would you all just cut this shit?
[talks sarcastically to certain students]
Darryl: You, you better fix that damn watch. And you rich girl, we know you have money. Put that damn diamond away. And you British guy, if you are going to live in this country you better go see a damn dentist about that stink-ass breath. You smell like hot garbage.
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Connections

Spoofs The Jeffersons (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Movin' on Up
(Theme Song from The Jeffersons (1975))
Written by Jeff Barry and Ja'net DuBois (as Janet' DuBois)
Performed by Ja'net DuBois (as Janet' DuBois)
Published by EMI Belfast Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Columbia Tristar Television
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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.

5/10


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