February 15, 2002
Genre(s): Drama, Thriller, Crime
John Q is about a man, John Quincy Archibald, whose son collapses during a baseball game. He is rushed to the hospital where they learn that he suffers from a heart defect and the only way to save his life is to give him a heart transplant. Unfortunately, the family's health insurance won't cover the surgery. After trying to raise the money and coming up short, John decides to take the hospital emergency room hostage until doctors agree to perform his son's surgery, planning to kill himself so they can use his heart to save his son. In a last minute turn-of-events, a donor heart is found and the boy's life is saved, along with John's.