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Keanu (2016)

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When an L.A. drug kingpin's kitten unexpectedly enters the life of two cousins, they will have to go through gangs, hitmen and drug dealers who claim him in order to get him back.


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Rell's life is changed forever when a cute kitten comes to his door, and he names it Keanu. Unfortunately, one weekend later, Keanu is abducted by persons unknown. Now Rell and his cousin, Clarence, are men on a mission to find Keanu against the odds. Unfortunately, those odds prove to be perilously high as they find Keanu in the care of the ruthless gangster, Cheddar, and he will only part with him for a price. Now for that cute kitten, these two middle class bumblers find themselves neck deep in a dangerous alien world of drugs and gang violence with only their desperate audacity, creativity and sheer dumb luck giving them a chance to survive. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout, drug use and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 April 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cat Boys  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,453,224, 1 May 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,566,327, 26 June 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


During a car chase scene, there is a brief shot of a "Judge Jessie" bench by a curb. This is a reference to one of their sketches from Key and Peele (2012), in which Keegan-Michael Key played a daytime television Judge named Judge Jessie. See more »


When the kitten escapes during the action scenes, you'll notice that his tail is upright. That is the sign of a happy cat. If a cat was truly scared, the tail would be low to the ground, and very fluffed up. See more »


Clarence Goobril: Oh my God, are those tiny penises? Please, Lord, let those be fingers.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening the Warner Brothers logo flies apart and becomes the New Line Cinema logo which then starts to glow like the sun. All this to ominous background music. See more »


Spoofs Fargo (1996) See more »


Shang Tsung's Boss Music
from MORTAL KOMBAT (1992)
Composed by Dan Forden (as Daniel Forden)
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Thin and Over-Stretched, This Concept Doesn't Have the Legs for Feature-Length
28 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

Key and Peele, in their first starring vehicle, play a pair of soft suburban dudes who somehow find themselves acting like thuggish, grizzled killers to retrieve a stolen kitten (the titular Keanu). It's a terrible screenplay, but at least the laughs are there for the first act. After that, it falls into endless re-hashes, basically telling the same two or three jokes against a different backdrop for the length of the picture. I loved these guys on TV, but Keanu doesn't do a great job of highlighting their versatility and eventually goes beyond satire to become exactly the type of movie they're lampooning. Would've made a hilarious five-minute fake trailer on the small screen, which may shine a light on the type of growing pains to expect if they continue this transition to feature-length material.

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