• John Q (2002)

John Q

Release Date: February 15th, 2002

DVD Release Date: July 16th, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Story centers on a man whose nine-year-old son is in desperate need of a life-saving transplant. When he discovers that his medical insurance won't cover the costs of the surgery and alternative government aid is unavailable, John Q. Archibald (Denzel Washington) takes a hospital emergency room hostage in a last-ditch attempt to save his child.

Cast: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, James Woods, Anne Heche, Eddie Griffin, Kimberly Elise, Shawn Hatosy, Ray Liotta

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Evolution Entertainment

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Melodramatic, Father, Suspenseful, Mother, Son, Sacrifice, 2000s, Love, Gripping, Quest, Office, Doctor, Hospital

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    This is an A-list cast toiling on a C-list screenplay. show more

  • 0
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Every so often a movie transcends stupidity and soars into the empyrean of true idiocy. John Q. is such a movie.

  • 63
    Claudia PuigUSA Today

    One can excuse the movie's missteps and melodramatic moments in the greater interest of the strong statement it makes about our health care system. show more

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