Plot & Details
Penelope Spheeris directed this Marlon Wayans comedy, scripted by the Rocket Man team of Greg Erb and Craig Mazin. Saddled with several on and off-campus jobs, hard-working college student Darryl Witherspoon (Marlon Wayans) is aiming for a position with the Smythe-Bates brokerage firm, but twit Scott Thorpe has the right resumé and connections. A frat failure, Darryl also doesn't score at ice hockey. For extra cash, Darryl becomes a test subject for an experimental drug that heightens the senses by five times. The initial effect is a rectal irritation, but then Darryl finds his enhanced hearing enables him to pick up distant conversations, and his upgraded coordination improves his hockey game. However, an overdose literally leaves Darryl senseless, as he discovers only four of his five senses operative at any given time.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 93min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 02/20/1998
- DVD Release Date: 12/07/1999
- Distributor(s): Dimension Films
- Director(s): Penelope Spheeris
- Starring: Marlon Wayans , David Spade , Matthew Lillard , Brad Dourif , Tamara Taylor
- Themes: Fish Out of Water,Experiments Gone Awry
- Tone: Goofy,Humorous,Irreverent,Raunchy,Upbeat
- Keywords: business,college-student,drugs,hockey,overdose,senses,work [occupation]
- Language: English