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Love and Action in Chicago (1999)

Eddie Jones is an agent with the U.S. State Department's elite Eliminator Corps. He eliminates people the government doesn't want around. Eddie also needs to change his life.
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Eddie Jones
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Lois Newton
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Martin
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Eddie Jones is an agent with the U.S. State Department's elite Eliminator Corps. He eliminates people the government doesn't want around. Eddie also needs to change his life.

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Rated R for language, some violence and brief sexuality
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Amor y acción en Chicago  »

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Will this ever stop?
21 May 2003 | by (Northbrook, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

We've all heard the saying "the straw that broke the camel's back", right? I think that just might have described my reaction to this movie.

Hopefully this won't sound like a tirade, but my patience is wearing thin. I realize that acting is kind of a job. I know that actors expect a steady paycheck just like a lot of us. However, I truly believe that once an actor reaches a certain level of success, they owe it to their fans to have a certain amount of respect for their craft.

"Love And Action In Chicago" is a movie which Kathleen Turner, Regina King, Ed Asner, Courtney B. Vance and Jason Alexander should all be ashamed of. It's tragic to what levels they will stoop for a scrawny little paycheck.

The film is about a government hitman (Vance) who is apparently killing people off that the US government doesn't like. As you can imagine, that is a lot of people so business for the hitman is quite brisk. He's our "hero" of this independent flick. His boss is played by Kathleen Turner, who is so clearly slumming here that it is a true embarrassment watching her. Her boss is played by a filthy-mouthed Ed Asner.

The romantic interest is played by the usually wonderful Regina King. Her reputation in my eyes has been lowered a couple of notches after sitting through this nonsense. Anyway, the most humorous moment of the film comes when the hitman character tells his girlfriend that he can't sleep with her. Why? Because he made a promise to God! Oh...that's classic! Apparently, he has no qualms about knocking people off by the dozens but premarital sex is a big no-no.

That alone should show you the mentality of this poorly scripted and ineptly directed clunker of a movie. Perhaps I should find a silver lining in this cloud. A lesson has finally been learned that a film should not be watched simply because of the cast. Acting professionals obviously have no problem getting attached to projects with no redeeming features. 1/10


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