Love And Action In Chicago

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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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2006
  • UPC: 084296408030
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Allumination
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Courtney Vance Eddie Jones
Regina King Lois Newton
Jason Alexander Frank Bonner
Kathleen Turner Middleman
Ed Asner Taylor
Michael Gilio Martin
Robert Breuler Oli
Kevin Scott Greer Trendy Guy
Technical Credits
Dwayne Johnson-Cochran Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Mary Gail Artz Casting
David Basulto Producer
Greg Bernstein Co-producer
Leszek Burzynski Producer
Betsy Chasse Co-producer
Barbara Cohen Casting
Jake Collins Sound/Sound Designer
Shopan Entesari Musical Direction/Supervision
David Forrest Executive Producer
J. Kathleen Gibson Editor
Danny Gold Producer
Cydney M. Harris Production Designer
Germaine Hill Costumes/Costume Designer
Elizabeth Holder Asst. Director
Angela Howard Set Decoration/Design
Ross Landau Score Composer
Richard Mann Producer
Carol Oblath Editor
Phil Parmet Cinematographer
B.J. Rack Producer
Andre Robinson Jr. Associate Producer
Beau Rogers Executive Producer
Courtney Vance Co-producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Love and Action in Chicago
1. Eliminators [9:47]
2. Lois [7:27]
3. Flowers [3:35]
4. Missed [7:54]
5. Apology [12:02]
6. Declined [5:09]
7. Freelancing [9:00]
8. Too Late [11:17]
9. Tired [9:25]
10. Awol [10:59]
11. Case Closed [1:06]
12. End Credits [4:07]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Love and Action in Chicago
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   Cast Info
      Kathleen Turner
      Jason Alexander
      Courtney B. Vance
      Regina King
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie

    Hilarious!, January 26, 2004 Reviewer: A viewer I really enjoyed this movie which shows that a lot of good movies are not allowed a fair chance in the theaters. I believe this film would have done pretty good at the box office...oh well. Anyway this is a delightful little story about an uptight government assassinator Eddie ( Courtney B. Vance ) who wants to get out of the business of killing. His boss, Middleman ( Kathleen Turner ) is against the idea and keeps sending him on jobs he doesn't want to do. Both of these actors had wonderful chemistry. Anyway, Eddie agrees to a blind date set up by Middleman. Thinking he's meeting a woman more his standards, his date turns out to be Lois ( Regina King ) and Eddie is not at all impressed. Lois is beautiful, funny and a great catch but she's flighty and gets on Eddie's nerves. This is when the humor truly kicks in. Lois assumes a slight stalking personality. She pops up everywhere Eddie is and no matter how hard he tries to resist her, he can't. Eddie's ready to throw her over a building once she botches up a very important hit. By this point it's obvious he's fallen for her. Eddie does everything in his power not to admit he likes Lois. It's plain to see he does. What man in his right mind wouldn't want Regina King? Anyway, we soon find out the reason for this is because he doesn't want to admit he may fall in love with her. This poses two huge problems for Eddie because: 1. He's sworn off sex for religious reasons. 2. He's a professional killer and he's not sure how Lois will take that. Once Lois is set up by Eddie's former boss ( Jason Alexander )who has now turned crooked, Eddie reveals his profession to Lois. She leaves him only to come back to him and admit she's fallen in love. The two get married and end up comically fighting for their lives against a team of ' bad ' guys. This film was equipped with good dialogue, interesting characters and lots of laughs. This film may be hard to get your hands on but when you do it is worth it. I hope this little gem doesn't eventually disappear into the valley of ' out-of-print ' films. This is a genuine comedy that needs to stick around. If you're lucky you may catch it on Cinemax like I did.

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