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Senseless (1998)

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

Director:

Penelope Spheeris

Writers:

Greg Erb, Craig Mazin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlon Wayans ... Darryl Witherspoon
Brad Dourif ... Dr. Wheedon
Esther Scott ... Denise Witherspoon
Debra Jo Rupp ... Fertility Clinic Attendant
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Wig Shop Owner
Matthew Lillard ... Tim LaFlour
David Spade ... Scott Thorpe
Tamara Taylor ... Janice
John Ingle ... Economics Professor
Rip Torn ... Randall Tyson
Ernie Lively ... Coach Brandau
Jenette Goldstein ... Nurse Alvarez
Kenya Moore ... Lorraine
Constance Zimmer ... Zestfully Clean Woman
Ken Lerner ... Dean Barlow
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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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Taglines:

A secret experiment gave him super senses. Then came the side-effects.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az érzékek borzadalma See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,337,651, 22 February 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,035,599, 10 May 1998
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

While theme from The Jeffersons is being sung mentioning the "east side" the image is the lower west side on Manhattan. See more »

Quotes

Darryl: They killed my baby. He got involved with that whole east coast-west coast thing, and being that he is so Chicago they BOTH banged on him!
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Connections

Referenced in The Tracey Fragments (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Busy Child
Written by Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland
Performed by The Crystal Method (as Crystal Method)
Published by EMI Virgin Songs, Inc./Drug Money Music (BMI)
Harder Faster Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Outpost Recordings
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19 January 2000 | by James-DurhamSee 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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