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A Southern mobster attempts to rescue his kidnapped brother.

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Steven C. Miller

Writer:

Jason Mosberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Eddie King
John Cusack ... Sal
Adrian Grenier ... JP
Johnathon Schaech ... Mikey
Lydia Hull Lydia Hull ... Lizzie
William Mark McCullough ... Luca
Abbie Gayle ... Alexis
Kelton DuMont ... Young JP
Zachary Legendre Zachary Legendre ... Young Mikey
Megan Leonard ... Vicki
Shea Buckner ... Rusty
Dylan DePaula Dylan DePaula ... Young Mikey's Friend
C.J. LeBlanc C.J. LeBlanc ... Hoya (as Chris LeBlanc)
Christopher Coppola ... Buddy King
Christopher Rob Bowen ... Rob
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Storyline

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.

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Brotherhood has its price.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for brutal bloody violence, language throughout, and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Philly Fury See more »

Filming Locations:

Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie King's older brother, Buddy, is played by Christopher Coppola. Cristopher Coppola is in fact the older brother of Nicolas Cage (born Nicolas Kim Coppola). See more »

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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Mandy and The Predator (2018) See more »

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Poverty, CA
Written and Performed by Benjamin Daniel Zarai
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Extreme Bloody Violence
28 March 2017 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Nicolas Cage portrays another over-the-top cartoonish character here, as he plays Eddie King, a sadistic and psycho mob boss who talks like he's always constipated and sports a horrific looking hairpiece. He decides to kidnap the screw- up brother (Johnathon Schaech) and extort his straight arrow successful brother (Adrian Grenier) for 350K.

Often in the film, there's extreme brutal bloody violence, sometimes in slo-mo, and, as expected, lots of explicit language and on screen drug use. The movie is directed by Steven C. Miller with a first-time screenplay from Jason Mosberg.

Overall, unless you like intense bloody violence or wants to laugh at Cage's character here, I don't really see the point in one viewing this flick.


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