• Publication date: April 17, 2012

John Q

A father risks his life and freedom for the sake of his dying son.

  • Publication date: April 17, 2012

John Q

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2002

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August 2, 2017 09:30 (KSA) ~ August 2, 2017 08:30 (CLT)

(mbc.net) John Quincy (Denzel Washington) is devastated when his son, Michael (Daniel E. Smith) collapses during a little league baseball game.  At the hospital doctors inform him that Michael's heart is twice its normal size, and that the young boy will require a heart transplant to survive.  The cost of the operation is beyond what the family can afford, however.

Fortunately John's employer provides him with health insurance; unfortunately it fails to cover transplants.  When the hospital threatens to discharge Michael, Quincy takes extreme measures and bursts into the emergency room with a gun, holding everyone hostage until Michael is treated.

John Q was nominated for a BET Award.  The picture earned $71 million at theaters worldwide, double its $36 million cost of production.