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John Q is an drama movie directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Anne Heche and Kimberly Elise and Daniel E. Smith. The movie was written by James Kearns. The film has a $36 million budget with a 116-minute running time. John Q currently has a 7.1 IMDb rating, based on 111806 and 30 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated PG-13.

release date for John Q

John Q release date

When does John Q come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for John Q (2002)is February 15, 2002.


When will John Q be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

John Q DVD/Blu-ray release date is PENDING. The estimated DVD release date is May 2002. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in May 2002. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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John Q budget

How much did John Q cost to make?

$36,000,000 budget

The movie cost $36 million to make.

John Q movie poster

John Q rating

PG-13 Rated

John Q is rated PG-13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers (under 13).


John Q reviews

7.1 IMDb 30 Metascore

The movie currently has a 7.1 of out 10 IMDb rating and 30 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.


John Q trailer

John Q plot summary

What is John Q about?

John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage until the hospital puts his son’s name on the donor’s list.


Synopsis from IMDb John Quincy Archibald takes a hospital emergency room hostage when his insurance won’t cover his son’s heart transplant.


The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.


John Q cast

Who is in John Q?

Denzel Washington in John Q Denzel Washington as John Quincy Archibald
Robert Duvall in John Q Robert Duvall as Frank Grimes
Anne Heche in John Q Anne Heche as Rebecca Payne
Kimberly Elise in John Q Kimberly Elise as Denise Archibald
Daniel E. Smith in John Q Daniel E. Smith as Mike Archibald

John Q box Office

How much did John Q make?

$102,244,770 worldwide

The film has made over $102 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.


John Q details

Theatrical Release Date: February 15, 2002
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: PENDING
Film Budget: $36 million
Box Office: $102 million
Length: 116 minutes
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Language: English

John Q facts


How long is John Q?

The movie is 116 minutes long (1 hour and 56 minutes).

What year did John Q come out?

The movie is out on February 15, 2002. The movie has been out for .


Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Denzel Washington plays as John Quincy Archibald.


Who is the director of John Q?

Nick Cassavetes directed the movie.


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