History Film / JohnQ

24th May '18 4:12:42 PM jetrip
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* PlayingPossum: [[spoiler:After the sniper narrowly misses John,]] he briefly fakes slowly falling down to the floor. It quickly turned out to be somewhat unneeded, as the [[spoiler:sniper]] soon enough looses his footing and is left dangling from the air vent. John immediately drops the charade and moves to beat the him into unconsciousness.
18th Apr '18 10:06:12 PM kyatollah
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** Also, newsman Tuck Lampley. John and Jimmy go to see him about a public appeal for Michael long before the hostage situation. He's the first reporter on the scene, and he helps shape the media narrative painting John as a desperate everyman rather than a ruthless criminal, and his cameraman hacking and broadcasting the security footage is the only way John is able to survive the SWAT team's attempt on his life.
18th Apr '18 9:10:03 PM kyatollah
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* ShareTheMalePain: Upon the delivery of the GroinAttack mentioned above, Dr. Turner and the black hostage both visibly wince.
-->'''Black Hostage:''' I felt that!

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* ShareTheMalePain: Upon the delivery of the GroinAttack mentioned above, Dr. Turner and the black hostage Lester both visibly wince.
-->'''Black Hostage:''' -->'''Lester:''' I felt that!
18th Apr '18 9:04:57 PM kyatollah
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** In fairness, we do not see John's final sentence. His lawyer points out that he's realistically looking at 3 to 5 years imprisonment, and that she'll try to get it reduced to 2. 3 to 5 is about what the average sentence kidnapping convict will incur in the state of Illinois (the film is set in Chicago.)

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** In fairness, we do not see John's final sentence. His lawyer points out that he's realistically looking at 3 to 5 years imprisonment, and that she'll try to get it reduced to 2. 3 to 5 is about what the average sentence a kidnapping convict will incur in the state of Illinois (the film is set in Chicago.)
18th Apr '18 9:04:03 PM kyatollah
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* HostageSituation: A rare case where the audience is actually rooting for the kidnapper. Hell, even the ''hostages'' were rooting for him (most of them, anyway).

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** In fairness, we do not see John's final sentence. His lawyer points out that he's realistically looking at 3 to 5 years imprisonment, and that she'll try to get it reduced to 2. 3 to 5 is about what the average sentence kidnapping convict will incur in the state of Illinois (the film is set in Chicago.)
* HostageSituation: A rare case where the audience is actually rooting for the kidnapper. Hell, even the ''hostages'' were rooting for him (most of them, anyway).
11th Mar '18 1:34:23 AM jormis29
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The film also stars Robert Duvall as Lt. Frank Grimes, Anne Heche as Rebecca Payne, and James Woods as Dr. Raymond Turner.

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The film also stars Robert Duvall as Lt. Frank Grimes, Anne Heche as Rebecca Payne, and James Woods Creator/JamesWoods as Dr. Raymond Turner.
7th Mar '17 8:53:10 AM Mdumas43073
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''John Q.'' is a 2002 crime film directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Creator/DenzelWashington as the eponymous John Q. Archibald, a father whose son has just fallen victim to a terrible heart condition, which requires a transplant within a fairly short amount of time. Unfortunately for John, he soon finds out that due to his company's change in health coverage, his HMO will not allow compensation for the procedure. After expending all his other options in attempts to find financing for his son's operation, John makes a desperate choice by holding a hospital emergency room hostage until he is guaranteed an operation for his son. The film also stars Robert Duvall as Lt. Frank Grimes, Anne Heche as Rebecca Payne, and James Woods as Dr. Raymond Turner.

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''John Q.'' is a 2002 crime film directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Creator/DenzelWashington as the eponymous John Q. Archibald, a father whose son has just fallen victim to a terrible heart condition, which requires a transplant within a fairly short amount of time. Unfortunately for John, he soon finds out that due to his company's change in health coverage, his HMO will not allow compensation for the procedure. After expending all his other options in attempts to find financing for his son's operation, John makes a desperate choice by holding a hospital emergency room hostage until he is guaranteed an operation for his son.

The film also stars Robert Duvall as Lt. Frank Grimes, Anne Heche as Rebecca Payne, and James Woods as Dr. Raymond Turner.
7th Mar '17 8:51:46 AM Mdumas43073
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''John Q.'' is a 2002 film starring Creator/DenzelWashington as the eponymous John Q. Archibald, a father whose son has just fallen victim to a terrible heart condition, which requires a transplant within a fairly short amount of time. Unfortunately for John, he soon finds out that due to his company's change in health coverage, his HMO will not allow compensation for the procedure. After expending all his other options in attempts to find financing for his son's operation, John makes a desperate choice by holding a hospital emergency room hostage until he is guaranteed an operation for his son. The film also stars Robert Duvall as Lt. Frank Grimes, Anne Heche as Rebecca Payne, and James Woods as Dr. Raymond Turner.

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''John Q.'' is a 2002 crime film directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Creator/DenzelWashington as the eponymous John Q. Archibald, a father whose son has just fallen victim to a terrible heart condition, which requires a transplant within a fairly short amount of time. Unfortunately for John, he soon finds out that due to his company's change in health coverage, his HMO will not allow compensation for the procedure. After expending all his other options in attempts to find financing for his son's operation, John makes a desperate choice by holding a hospital emergency room hostage until he is guaranteed an operation for his son. The film also stars Robert Duvall as Lt. Frank Grimes, Anne Heche as Rebecca Payne, and James Woods as Dr. Raymond Turner.
10th Dec '16 3:29:23 AM HartiganBook
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** The issue of stealing a heart from someone else is addressed in the film: the doctors learn and outright state that the heart John's son ends up receiving is of an organ type that he is the only person in the state to match.
26th Nov '15 6:05:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: While applying for a new job, John's friend is certain that he won't get it and that the interviewer will say either he's overqualified or they'll keep his application on file. When John does get interviewed, the interviewer says ''both''.
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