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John Q

The line between entertainment and issue is crossed when a desperate John Q. (Denzel Washington) takes a surgeon and patients at gunpoint because the hospital is refusing to provide his son with a heart transplant unless the family can come up with a quarter of a million-dollars. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 116
Theater Release: 14 Feb 2002
Video Release: 15 Jul 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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John Q is rated PG-13: for violence, language and intense thematic elements

Cast: Denzel Washington, Kimberly Elise
Studio: (pictures (c)2002 New Line Cinema)

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John Q (2002) - Official site"I DIDN'T WANT TO MAKE a political film," attests Nick Cassavetes, the director of John… 
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