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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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When Life Hands You, Regina King, Count Your Blessings!
19 March 2020 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Courtney B. Vance played Eddie, a government hired assassin who wants to leave his job behind. He gets reassigned to Chicago and paired up with Regina King's Lois. They make a believable couple. Ed Asner and Kathleen Turner played their superiors. The film is also and a bit dated. Largely shot on location in Chicago and Michigan, the film has some memorable moments. You can see the actors talent such as Courtney B. Vance and Regina King even 20 years ago.

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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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