Love and Action in Chicago (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

Love and Action in Chicago (1999)





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Courtney B. Vance stars in this screwball romantic comedy as Eddie Jones, a devout Catholic who is committed celibacy. He is also a trained killer for the Eliminator Corp; a shadowy government organization dedicated to wasting society's undesirables. He reconciles his beliefs and his career by telling himself that he has been empowered by God to rid the country of sinners and scum. Sensing that her underling could use some fun, Eddie's boss -- known only as the Middleman (Kathleen Turner) -- sets him up on a blind date with the radiate Lois Newtorn (Regina King). The tenacious Lois is struck by the gloomy loner and sets about trying to break Eddie's vow of chastity and his homicidal line of work. In the process, Eddie begins to rethink his life, much to the dismay of his boss. Jason Alexander and Ed Asner also appear in this debut effort by writer-director Dwayne Johnson-Cochran. Love and Action in Chicago was screened at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
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On DVD: Jun 5, 2000
MTI Home Video

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Courtney B. Vance
as Eddie Jones
Regina King
as Lois Newton
Jason Alexander
as Frank Bonner
Kathleen Turner
as Middleman
Louie Meza
as Waiter
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Critic Reviews for Love and Action in Chicago

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 17, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Not much action, less love. But you do get to see George Costanza as a villain.

September 16, 2004
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

September 9, 2005

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Love and Action in Chicago


The film is about an uptight and "celibate" government hit man Eddie (Courtney B. Vance) who eliminates persons that the government has problem with or does not like. As you can imagine, that is a lot of people so business for him is quite brisk but when Eddie decides to quit and be with the woman he loves, he has to face the consequences and become target of the agency. His "Middleman" boss is played by Kathleen Turner and as another one of the agency's bosses is Ed Asner. The romantic interest is played by the Regina King.

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