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Love and Action in Chicago (1999)

Eddie Jones (Courtney B. Vance) 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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Credited cast:
Courtney B. Vance ... Eddie Jones
Regina King ... Lois Newton
Jason Alexander ... Frank Bonner
Kathleen Turner ... Middleman
Edward Asner ... Taylor
Robert Breuler ... Oli
Michael Gilio Michael Gilio ... Martin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Basulto David Basulto ... Bob
Mindy Bell Mindy Bell ... Secretary
JoBe Cerny JoBe Cerny ... Mr. Jensen
Kyla Cheyne Kyla Cheyne ... Screaming Woman
Mark Finney ... Parishioner
Cliff Frazier Cliff Frazier ... Carby (as Clifford T. Frazier)
Micah Ginn Micah Ginn ... Homeless Man
Danny Gold ... Chauffer


Eddie Jones (Courtney B. Vance) is a hitman, working for the U.S. Government. He eliminates people with whom the government has a problem or does not like. He is "working" a lot and saving some money for his retirement. A good and faithful Catholic (despite murdering people in cold blood), he has not had sex for three years. While confessing, he tries to bargain his murders by his chastity with God. His boss is "Middleman" (Kathleen Turner), who likes him and decides to arrange a date for Eddie. She orders Eddie to meet Lois Newton (Regina King) in a restaurant, and after a lot of confusion and misunderstandings, mainly due to Eddie's profession, they fall in love with each other. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Working for the government is murder.

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Rated R for language, some violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Well-done romancer
28 November 2004 | by TV BoySee all my reviews

Have to say that "L&A in C" is a charming independent. Courtney B. Vance and Regina King have unmistakable chemistry as the celibate hit-man and flighty-but-feisty femme. Yes, the bloom's off Kathleen Turner's rose and Jason Alexander will forever be George Costanza, but sharpen your focus on these two and you're missing the entire point of "L&A ..." It's about Vance and King as two people who haven't yet realized they're meant for each other. It's about their dance on the way to that realization and your jubilation once they get there. Class A stuff, probably not. Novice director Dwayne Johnson-Cochran hasn't helmed anything since, but his debut effort here proved he could write a come-hither B-flick that proves irresistible when HBO is airing "Bruce Almighty" for the umpteenth time.

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Release Date:

9 October 2002 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor y acción en Chicago See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA


Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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