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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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Tamara Taylor. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Darryl: AH! PISS ON ME! I'M ON FIRE!
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Connections

Spoofs The Jeffersons (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Gotta Be ... Movin' on Up
Written by Prince Be (as A. Gordes), J. Swain and J. Ingram
Performed by Prince Be (as Prince Be), Ky-Mani Marley (as Ky-Mani) and John Forte
Published by MCA Music Publishing, A Division of MCA, Inc./Red Bus Music Limited
Administered by PolyGram/Broadly Music
Administered by Sony Music Publishing
Courtesy of Gee Street Records
Contains a sample of "Just An Illusion"
Performed by Imagination
Used under license from R&B Division/Broadly Music
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24 May 2000 | by Dante HicksSee all my reviews

Just like any one of a hundred fart-joke inspired comedies trundled out every year this movie has it's moments and is at times very funny. Wayans is pretty good mainly because he can be ridiculous without over-acting and therefore becoming annoying. However, there is nothing here that you haven't seen before and to know exactly what's going to happen before it happens becomes tiresome. If you want low-budget comedy you'd be better off watching the inspired Ski School 2 or Happy Gilmore and give this one a miss.


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