Bruce Fretts
May 26, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Despite its generic title, the straight-to-tape oddity Love and Action in Chicago is completely uncategorizable — and not in a good way. What starts as a rote thriller about a government ”eliminator” turns into a limp comedy as he dates a free-spirited accountant, then morphs into a clumsy musical as Regina King hoofs with Jason Alexander (as a Windy City spymaster!). The sole highlight is hearing Ed Asner (as a hothead fed) cuss like you know Lou Grant always wished he could have. D-

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