A father risks his life and freedom for the sake of his dying son.
Production Year: 2002
July 20, 2017 13:30 (KSA) ~ July 20, 2017 12:30 (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.
- Denzel Washington
- Robert Duvall
- James Woods
- Anne Heche
- Ray Liotta
- Eddie Griffin