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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

The exterior shot of David Spade's fraternity was filmed at the Delta Tau Delta house at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. The letters on the front stairs were painted on for the movie and re-painted after filming. 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

Scott: Witherspoon. Rushing as a senior, I see.
Darryl: Hey, just trying to join the frat.
Scott: Right on, have a seat. By the way, it's fraternity, not frat. You wouldn't call your country a...
Darryl: Whoa! Not since the Bush years.
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Connections

Spoofs The Jeffersons (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Look Around My Window
Written by Ambersunshower (as A. Smith), W. Gaier, R. Hunter, J. Thomas, B. Baker and L. Quinn
Performed by Ambersunshower
Published by Gee Street Music, Inc./Shamalama Publishing, Inc./Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)/W. Geier,
R. Hunter (AKM)/Alotagood Music Publishing Inc./Next Decade Entertainemt Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Gee Street Records
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User Reviews

 
my mom laughed 'til she cried
26 May 1999 | by Nellie-3See all my reviews

casting marlon wayans in this movie was such an intelligent thing to do. he is such a funny guy on the screen, and it's hard not to laugh when he starts having his little love, side effect and job problems. the movie on the whole is really funny, even my mom laughed 'til she cried when she saw it, and believe me, she rarely does so. oh, i nearly forgot, the tim character ( matthew lillard ), why can't he exist irl??? *smiles*


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Details

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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