Keanu (2016) Poster



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The Liam Neeson movie they saw was called Substitute Teacher.
Seven tabby kittens were used for the role of Keanu. Since Keegan-Michael Key is allergic to cats, he had to take a medication in order to interact with them.
Method Man's character is named Cheddar. In the series The Wire, he plays a character named Cheese.
According to Jordan Peele, seven cats and kittens were used as the title character.
Keegan-Michael Key's and Jordan Peele's first motion picture, and their first major production after the conclusion of their comedy sketch series Key and Peele (2012) on Comedy Central.
One of the photos for the cat calendar was a re-creation of Fargo. Key & Peele starred in the first season of the television show Fargo.
Each of the seven kittens were rewarded with a case of fancy feast and an assortment of cat toys for their work on the film.
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 & Peele" in which Keegan-Michael Key played a daytime-TV Judge named Judge Jessie.
One of the photos Rell (Jordan Peele) took for the cat calendar is a parody of the movie "Point Break" which starred Keanu Reeves.
This movie advertised several old Warner Bros. films. The list is as follows. New Jack City, The Matrix, Se7en, Beetlejuice, Mad Max: Fury Road, Point Break (2015), The Shining, Boogie Nights, and Pee Wee's Big Adventure. They also advertised Nightmare on Elm Street. Keanu was a joint production between New Line Cinema and WB. New Line Cinema used to be the house that Freddy built, before it was sold by Bob Shaye.
There are posters of New Jack City and Heat on the wall
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, director Peter Atencio confirmed that the titular kitten is voiced by the actor who inspired its name, Keanu Reeves.
There is a scene where they're discussing the enjoyment of Liam Neeson after leaving the theater. This is a nod to a skit from their show where Key and Peele are valet parkers praising the acting of "Liam Neesons".
After the end of the closing credits, watch for the Allentown Bros.
Luis Guzmán plays a drug lord named Diaz. He also played a drug lord named Diaz in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002). In addition, Diaz's mansion in this film is very similar to the one in Vice City.
After the scene when they come out of the theatre, they end up listening to a song by N.W.A. Jason Mitchell, who plays Bud in this movie, also portrayed Eazy-E in N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton (2015).
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele portray both the main protagonists (Clarence Goobril and Rell Williams) and the main antagonists (Smoke and Oil Dresden, the "Allentown brothers") in the film.
After being shot through the hand, Keegan Michael-Key's character, Clarence, then wraps the wound with duct tape. This is an obvious nod to Quentin Taratino's character, Richard, who does the same in "From Dusk Till Dawn" (1996).
There is a Cloud Atlas movie poster on the wall. It was directed by the Wachowskis. They also directed The Matrix which starred Keanu Reeves who voices the cat and is the inspiration for the name and title.

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