On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.
John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael's only hope is a transplant. Unfortunately, John's insurance won't cover his son's transplant. Out of options, John Q. takes the emergency room staff and patients hostage until hospital doctors agree to do the transplant. Written by
The scene where George W. Bush is speaking about health care while John and Denise are watching television, was also shot with footage of Al Gore, because the election winner had not yet been declared at the time of shooting. See more »
John Q.'s shirt after the stabbing, as he's letting the pregnant woman and Latino mom go - the stab hole changes between shots, along with the blood stain. See more »
[after Julie pepper sprays Mitch after his fight with John in the waiting area of the emergency room]
YOU STUPID BITCH!
[kicks Mitch on the side]
That's for beating the shit out of me!
[kicks Mitch again]
That is for being an asshole! And this, this is for calling me a bitch!
[she kicks him in the groin]
[as he and the staff laugh]
Oo I felt that one!
[taking off her blond wig]
I'm not gonna be your Barbie any more!
All that ass and muscles to go with it! Man, I knew damn well that wasn't no blonde!
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Once again Denzel Washington has outdone himself in this delightful movie. I am getting spoiled when ever I go to see one of his pictures, as his depth is constantly great. Mr. Casavettes does a fine directing job in this poinient story, but with bits of humor thrown in to break up the tension. This may not be academy award material, but it certainly is worth the price of a ticket. Go see it, you won't regret it.
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