John Q

A man (Denzel Washington) with a dying son takes hostages at a hospital.

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John Q


Drama118 Mins2002PG-13

Story centers on a man whose nine-year-old son is in desperate need of a life-saving transplant. When he discovers that his medical insurance won't cover the costs of the surgery and alternative government aid is unavailable, John Q. Archibald (Denzel Washington) takes a hospital emergency room hostage in a last-ditch attempt to save his child.


  • Gripping
  • Suspenseful
  • Melodramatic
  • Profound