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John Q

"Give a father no options and you leave him no choice."

John Q is a 2002 film by Nick Cassavetes; starring Denzel Washington as John Quincy Archibald, a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage until the hospital puts his son's name on the donor's list.

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Feb 15th, 2002
Budget: $36,000,000.00
Revenue: N/A
-- General Information --
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 116 Minutes
Genres: Crime / Drama / Thriller
-- Ratings --
IMDB: N/A
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John Q Main Cast

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Gabriela Oltean
Gabriela Oltean
plays Beautiful BMW Driver
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
plays John Quincy Archibald
Kimberly Elise
Kimberly Elise
plays Denise Archibald
Ron Annabelle
Ron Annabelle
plays Tow Truck Driver
Daniel E. Smith
Daniel E. Smith
plays Michael 'Mike' Archibald
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (revealing mistake): When John Q puts the gun against his head and subsequently in his mouth to convince the doctor to operate, he yanks the gun down and back up to cock it, and the sound can be heard. However if the gun is unloaded as it is soon revealed to be, the slide would lock in the back position and stay there, but when John pulls the gun back up, the slide is still forward.
  • Movie Goof (plot holes): When John is questioning Mitch about the "accident" which led to Julie being injured, Mitch states that he was driving and Julie's passenger airbag did not deploy. John asks him what type of car he drives and the year and we discover that Mitch drives a 1986 Mercedes 500. John states that Mercedes did not make passenger side airbags until 1988. But this in no way proves that he was lying about the "accident." If anything, it makes his story more believable and explains why her airbag did not deploy; there wasn't one.
  • Movie Goof (revealing mistake): When the donor heart is being prepped for surgery, the dead woman's mouth twitches into a smile briefly.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): After John is attacked by Mitch with a scalpel, he handcuffs him to a heater against the wall. Later we find Mitch is handcuffed to the security guard as John asks the hostages to sign his will.
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