John Q Synopsis

John Q. Archibald is an ordinary man who works at a factory and takes care of his family. His wife Denise and young son Michael are his world. But when Michael falls seriously ill and needs an emergency heart transplant operation that John Q. can't afford and his health insurance won't cover, he vows to do whatever it will take to keep his son alive. With time and options running out, a desperate gamble becomes his only hope- he takes the emergency room hostage. As John Q. barricades himself inside the hospital along with his unwitting group of emergency room hostages, many of them in need of medical care themselves, he faces off with a veteran police hostage negotiator and a quick-tempered police chief who wants to bring a swift end to the stand-off.

Rated for violence,language and intense thematic elements

John Q Casts

Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington

John Quincy Archibald

Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall

Frank Grimes

Anne Heche
Anne Heche

Rebecca Payne

Kimberly Elise
Kimberly Elise

Denise Archibald

Larissa Laskin
Larissa Laskin

Dr. Ellen Klein

James Woods
James Woods

Dr. Raymond Turner