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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Film debut of Tamara Taylor. 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

Scott: Looky, looky. Darryl sees a cookie.
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Connections

References Outbreak (1995) 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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User Reviews

Funny, I guess.
16 June 2001 | by booveteranSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,337,651, 22 February 1998

Gross USA:

$12,874,899

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,874,899
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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