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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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Cast

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
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Eddie Jones is a hitman, working for U. S. Government. He eliminates persons that the government has problem or does not like. He is 'working' a lot and saving some money for his retirement. Good and faithful catholic, he has not had sex for three years. While confessing, he tries to bargain his murders by his celibate with God. His boss is "Middleman", who likes him and decides to arrange a date for Eddie. She orders Eddie to meet Lois Newton 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2002 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor y acción en Chicago See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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A Very Funny and Worthwhile Entertainment
3 February 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Eddie Jones (Courtney B. Vance) is a hitman, working for U. S. Government: he eliminates persons that the government has problem or does not like. He is 'working' a lot and saving some money for his retirement. Good and faithful catholic, he has not had sex for three years. While confessing, he tries to bargain his murders by his celibate 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 (and lust) for each other. This action-comedy-romance is really very funny. Courtney B. Vance usually works in 'serious' movies, and he has a great performance in this black-humor comedy. There are at least three scenes that make this movie worthwhile: Eddie's confession, when he tries to bargain his penitence with the priest; Eddie's first date with Lois, when she is pregnant; and the misunderstanding of Frank Bonner (Jason Alexander) with the profession of Lois. A great entertainment, that makes laughing a lot. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): 'Amor e Ação em Chicago' ('Love and Action in Chicago')


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