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John Q
- Denzel Washington

Overview - John Q. Archibald (Denzel Washington) is struggling through a recession trying to provide for his son Mikey (Daniel E. Smith) and his waitress wife (Kimberly Elise). Mikey collapses at a Little League game and is rushed to a hospital. The situation is bleak.  Read more...

 
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Overview

John Q. Archibald (Denzel Washington) is struggling through a recession trying to provide for his son Mikey (Daniel E. Smith) and his waitress wife (Kimberly Elise). Mikey collapses at a Little League game and is rushed to a hospital. The situation is bleak. Only a heart transplant will save Mikey's life. John's HMO refuses to cover the expensive surgery. With the hospital and his insurance provider unwilling to help and his wife pleading with John to act, he takes matters into his own hands, holding the hospital's renowned heart surgeon (James Woods) and several others hostage in an emergency care wing until the surgery will be performed. Nick Cassavetes directed this attack on the American health care system. Like his previous feature, SHE'S SO LOVELY, Cassavetes proves adept at mining the political ramifications out of human drama. The film criticizes hospitals and health care providers for working in collusion against the working class. This moving drama is propelled by the intense lead performance by Washington as one man against an unjust system.

Cast List

Shawn Hatosy - Actor, JOHN Q, FAITH OF MY FATHERS
James Kearns - Screenwriter, JOHN Q (2002)
Ray Liotta - American actor, GOODFELLAS
Nick Cassavetes - Actor/Director/Screenwriter
Troy Winbush - THE REPLACEMENTS
Daniel E. Smith - Actor, JOHN Q (2002)
Robert Duvall - American Actor/Director
Bodge - American Actor/Director
Mark Burg - Producer/Executive
Kimberly Elise - Actress/"Set It Off"
Denzel Washington - American actor, GLORY/TRAINING DAY
Kevin Connolly
Aaron Zigman - Composer, JOHN Q (2002)
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor - Costume Designer, BASIC INSTINCT 2 (2006)
Anne Heche - Actor, SIX DAYS SEVEN NIGHTS/PSYCHO
Eddie Griffin - American Actor/"Meteor Man"
James Woods - American Actor
Oren Koules - Executive Producer
Rogier Stoffers

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 112
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 794043546822
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (violence, language, and some intense thematic elements)
  • Release Date: September 2012

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Social Issues
Theatrical Release
Hostages
Family Crises

 
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Reviews:
"...Mr. Washington manages to be fittingly morose without losing his powerhouse quality..." - 02/15/2002 New York Times, p.E19


"...[Washington] puts in another strong performance..." - 02/15/2002 USA Today, p.13B


"...JOHN Q. is unafraid to speak the plain truth..." - 02/15/2002 Los Angeles Times, p.C11


"...[The film] raises genuine, sobering questions....Washington performs with a tearful, righteous anger..." - 03/01/2002 Entertainment Weekly, p.55

 
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