A powerful action thriller, ARSENAL tells the intertwining stories of the Lindel brothers, Mikey (Johnathon Schaech) and JP (Adrian Grenier), who had only each other to rely on growing up. As adults, JP found success as the owner of a construction company, while Mikey became a small-time mobster, mired in a life of petty crime. When Mikey is kidnapped and held for a ransom by ruthless crime boss Eddie King (Nicolas Cage), JP turns to the brothers’ old pal Sal (John Cusack), a plain clothes detective for help. In order to rescue his brother, JP must risk everything and unleash his vengeance against King’s relentless army of gangsters.
It is not revealed what happened to Mikey and JP’s parents but they do live with their uncle. Mikey usually is left to fend for JP and himself. This movie is a crime thriller and centers around Mikey and JP having to take care of each other even as adults. Their uncle kills himself by self-inflicted gunshot wound when they are children. You do not see him shoot himself but you do see the gruesome aftermath. I’d advise anyone who has issues with suicides of family members to use caution when/if viewing. This happens within the first 10 minutes of the movie.