Keanu. Smoke and Oil Dresden (Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key), a pair of assassins known as the “Allentown Boys”, enter a drug-processing facility run by a Mexican drug cartel and kill everyone inside, including the boss King Diaz. The pair take Diaz’s cat Iglesias, but when they are momentarily distracted by policemen arriving, the cat escapes.
Meanwhile, Rell (also played by Peele) has just been dumped by his girlfriend; he finds the cat on his doorstep, takes an immediate liking to it, and names it Keanu.
Rell’s cousin Clarence (also played by Key) comes over to cheer him up and meets Keanu as well.
Two weeks later, Clarence’s wife, Hannah (Nia Long), and daughter go out of town with the husband and daughter of a family friend, leaving Clarence alone.
Rell, who is much happier after taking care of Keanu, takes Clarence out to see a Liam Neeson movie, telling him he needs to loosen up and just be himself.
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When the two return to Rell’s house, they find the place has been ransacked and Keanu is missing. A distraught Rell drags Clarence along to the next-door residence of his weed dealer Hulka (Will Forte), who reluctantly reveals that the 17th St. Blips, a local gang, may have raided Rell’s house instead of his.
Hulka directs them to a downtown strip club; Rell and Clarence go there, where Rell convinces Clarence to adopt a “gangsta” persona in order to infiltrate the gang, calling themselves “Tectonic” and “Shark Tank”.
The two meet Hi-C (Tiffany Haddish), who initially is skeptical of them, but nonetheless takes them to meet the gang’s leader Cheddar (Method Man), who mistakes them for the Allentown Boys. Cheddar has Keanu (having renamed him New Jack and fitted him with a do-rag), and they ask for the cat. He will only return the cat to them if they come along as expert advisors for the Blips on a run to sell a new drug called “Holy Shit”; both reluctantly agree.