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Keanu (2016)

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When the adorable kitten of an L.A. crime kingpin unexpectedly enters the life of two cousins, they will have to go through tough gangs, pitiless hit-men, and ruthless drug dealers who all claim him, to get him back. How hard can it be?

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Peter Atencio
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jordan Peele ... Rell Williams / Oil Dresden
Keegan-Michael Key ... Clarence Goobril / Smoke Dresden
Tiffany Haddish ... Hi-C
Method Man ... Cheddar
Darrell Britt-Gibson ... Trunk
Jason Mitchell ... Bud
Jamar Malachi Neighbors ... Stitches
Luis Guzmán ... Bacon
Will Forte ... Hulka
Nia Long ... Hannah
Rob Huebel ... Spencer
Madison Wolfe ... Alexis
Jordyn A. Davis Jordyn A. Davis ... Belle
James Yeargain James Yeargain ... Donnie
Brittany Seymour Brittany Seymour ... Rachel
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Kitten, please. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Seven cats and kittens played the title character. Each one received a case of Fancy Feast and an assortment of cat toys. Since Keegan-Michael Key is allergic to cats, he had to take a medication in order to interact with them. See more »

Goofs

Clarence (as Shark Tank) tells Cheddar he should keep his safety on. The gun he is using can't have the safety engaged with its currently un-cocked hammer. See more »

Quotes

Rell Williams: I loved you in "The House Bunny".
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: After the end credits, Oil and Smoke simultaneously revive. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Solder Excursion Diversion (2016) See more »

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Don't Say No
Written and Performed by Kelli Wakili, Chief WaKil (as Mansa Wakili), Jaron Lamot, Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher) and Jason Rabinowitz
Courtesy of The Math Club LLC
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Thin and Over-Stretched, This Concept Doesn't Have the Legs for Feature-Length
28 July 2016 | by drqshadow-reviewsSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Keanu See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,453,224, 1 May 2016

Gross USA:

$20,591,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,651,333
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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