John Q.

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Released 2002

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Director:
Nick Cassavetes
Released:
2002
Rating:
PG-13
John Q is the 2002 drama hit from director Nick Cassavetes. When his boy Mike suffers a heart attack at a baseball match, John Quincy Archibald's entire world crumbles instantly. At his it's end, because his boy must have a new heart post haste, John tries to bring up the money to get him on a donor list, in a legal way. But nothing seems to work as he believed. Desiring that his 'champ' would survive, he conquers a hospital and takes the workers - and some patients - as hostages. Unexpectedly, the whole city is on his side, everyone wishes him the best for his plan and, surely, for his boy. He even is ready to give up his own life to make Mike survive. A few seconds before he pulls the trigger of his gun, after ordering the doctor to put his heart into Mike, his wife hurries in, bringing the news that they found a heart for the boy. In the end John gets imprisoned for taking the hostages in the emergency room.moreless

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    inspiring stories, family tragedy, issues with authority, vengeful father, life vs. death