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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): 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.
  • 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.
  • The scene where Denise calls John from the hospital had to be re-shot because she was wearing the wrong dress.
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): There are numerous medical and procedural errors in the hospital.
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