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John Q
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Gabriela Oltean Gabriela Oltean
Beautiful BMW Driver
Denzel Washington Denzel Washington
John Quincy Archibald
Kimberly Elise Kimberly Elise
Denise Archibald
Ron Annabelle Ron Annabelle
Tow Truck Driver
Daniel E. Smith Daniel E. Smith
Michael 'Mike' Archibald
David Thornton David Thornton
Jimmy Palumbo
Barry G. King Barry G. King
Employee Manager
Laura Harring Laura Harring
Gina Palumbo

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An average movie

3 years, 9 months ago at Jun 10 14:45
I have always been interested in Nick Cassavetes’ work so I was quite eager to check this flick. At the time, it was his first mainstream feature  and it was starring Denzel Washington which made the whole thing even more intriguing. Eventually, there was definitely something interesting about this plot which was really timely and topical and Denzel Washington gave as usual a very solid perform... read more
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John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael's only hope is a transplant. Unfortunately, John's insurance won't cover his son's transplant. Out of options, John Q. takes the emergency room staff and patients hostage until hospital doctors agree to do the transplant.
Release date: 15 February 2002
UPC: 794043546822
Tags: Drama (25), Thriller (15), 2002 (10), Crime (10), Illness (7), 2000s (5), Hostage (4), Heart Transplant (4), (3), Hospital (3), Activism (3), Terminal Illness (3), Health (2), DVD (2), English (2), Sad (1), FamilyRelation (1), Leftish Terrorism (1), Suspense (1), Radical Left (1)
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