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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.

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Released: Feb 15th, 2002
Budget: $36,000,000.00
Revenue: N/A

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 (factual errors): The son talks to John Q while intubated. While someone is intubated, it is impossible for them to talk.
  • Movie Goof (errors in geography): This movie is supposed to take place in the U.S., but watch the scene where John Q. is being driven away at the end. If you look at the intersection ahead, you see a Toronto Transit Commission Wheel Trans bus go by from left to right. This is a bus for people in wheelchairs used in Toronto, Canada.
  • Despite its thrilling progression, the cast actually did laugh at the scene when the eccentric couple breaking up in the hospital.
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): When John attempts to kill himself, he pulls the trigger and the hammer falls, but the gun does not go off because he says the safety is on. When a Beretta's safety is on, the hammer cannot be in the cocked position and the trigger mechanism is disabled, thus the hammer could not have fallen and pulling the trigger would have had no effect anyway.
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