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John Q (15-Feb-2002)

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Writer: James Kearns

Music by: Aaron Zigman

Producers: Mark Burg; Oren Koules

Keywords: Thriller, Hostage Situation

A father desperate to secure a heart transplant for his ailing son takes an emergency room hostage until doctors acquiesce to his wishes.

ABSTRACT
Denzel Washington features in this moralistic parable for our economically-challenging times as John Q. Archibald, a factory worker struggling with reduced hours at work and smaller paychecks attempting to secure a heart transplant for young son Michael when he collapses during a baseball game. Determination turns to desperation when the Archibald family's insurer refuses to cover the costs of an emergency heart transplant, leading John to take matters into his own hands as he holds an entire hospital full of staff and patients hostage at gunpoint until a procedure can be arranged.

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Gloria Allred
Attorney
3-Jul-1941   Feminist lawyer
Obba Babatundé
Actor
1-Dec-1951   Principal Green on Dawson's Creek
Troy Beyer
Actor
7-Nov-1964   Love Don't Cost a Thing
Kevin Connolly
Actor
5-Mar-1974   Eric Murphy on Entourage
Ted Demme
Film Director
26-Oct-1963 13-Jan-2002 Blow
Robert Duvall
Actor
5-Jan-1931   Tom Hagen in The Godfather
Kimberly Elise
Actor
17-Apr-1967   Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Eddie Griffin
Comic
15-Jul-1968   Undercover Brother
Laura Harring
Actor
3-Mar-1964   Mulholland Drive
Shawn Hatosy
Actor
29-Dec-1975   Nobel Son
Anne Heche
Actor
25-May-1969   Marin Frist on Men in Trees
Arianna Huffington
Columnist
15-Jul-1950   The Huffington Post
Paul Johansson
Actor
26-Jan-1964   Dan Scott on One Tree Hill
Larry King
Talk Show Host
19-Nov-1933   Larry King Live
Jay Leno
Talk Show Host
28-Apr-1950   The Tonight Show
Ray Liotta
Actor
18-Dec-1954   Goodfellas
Bill Maher
Talk Show Host
20-Jan-1956   Politically Incorrect
Nas
Rapper
14-Sep-1973   Illmatic
Ethan Suplee
Actor
25-May-1976   Frankie on Boy Meets World
David Thornton
Actor
12-Jun-1953   The Last Days of Disco
Denzel Washington
Actor
28-Dec-1954   Training Day
James Woods
Actor
18-Apr-1947   Casino, Any Given Sunday

CAST

Denzel Washington   ...   John Quincy Archibald
Robert Duvall   ...   Lt. Frank Grimes
James Woods   ...   Dr. Turner
Anne Heche   ...   Rebecca Payne
Eddie Griffin   ...   Lester
Kimberly Elise   ...   Denise Archibald
Shawn Hatosy   ...   Mitch
Ray Liotta   ...   Chief Monroe
David Thornton   ...   Jimmy Palumbo
Ethan Suplee   ...   Max
Kevin Connolly   ...   Steve Maguire
Paul Johansson   ...   Tuck Lampley
Heather Wahlquist   ...   Julie
Troy Beyer   ...   Miriam Smith
Obba Babatundé   ...   Sgt. Moody
Troy Winbush   ...   Steve
Laura Harring   ...   Gina Palumbo
Larissa Laskin   ...   Dr. Klein
Dina Waters   ...   Debby Utley
Martha Chaves   ...   Rosa
Daniel E. Smith   ...   Mike Archibald
In order of appearance
Gabriela Oltean   ...   Beautiful Woman
Ron Annabelle   ...   Tow Truck Driver
Barry G. King   ...   Personnel Manager
Vanessa Branch   ...   R.N.
Stephanie Moore   ...   Admitting Nurse
James Finnerty   ...   Reggie
Michael Jaye   ...   Insurance Rep
Yanna McIntosh   ...   State Employee
Linda Massad   ...   Social Services Rep
Lester Mathews   ...   Human Services Rep
Noam Jenkins   ...   Medicaid Official
Allegra Fulton   ...   Sick Girl's Mother
Darrin Brown   ...   TV Buyer
Shera Danese   ...   Shelby's Wife
Kirsta Teague   ...   Dr. Turner's Assistant
Rick Sood   ...   E.R. Doctor
Scott Bloom   ...   Desk Guard
Carlos Diaz   ...   Paramedic #1
Joseph Duer   ...   Paramedic #2
Simon Sinn   ...   Fong
Jeff Douglas   ...   Computer Cop
Keram Malicki-Sanchez   ...   Freddy B.
Philip Williams   ...   Wally Pitoniak
Nigel Shawn Williams   ...   News Anchor
Frank Cassavetes   ...   Sniper
Colin Evans   ...   Videographer
Angelo Tsarouchas   ...   Barricade Cop
Marcia Johnson   ...   Medical Transplant #1
Vijay Mehta   ...   Medical Transplant #2
Andrew Schaff   ...   U.N.O.S. Official
Malcolm Nefsky   ...   Nick
Jay Leno   ...   Himself
Gloria Allred   ...   Herself
Larry King   ...   Himself
Arianna Huffington   ...   Herself
Ted Demme   ...   Himself
Nas   ...   Himself
Bill Maher   ...   Himself
Claire Rankin   ...   Public Defender
Phillip Craig   ...   Judge
Gerry Quigley   ...   Jury Foreman

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