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.
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 L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
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 movie was shot in a group of provincial government buildings in Toronto, Ontario. Adjacent to filming, is a hospital. On at least one occasion, filming blocked off access to the Emergency Room of the real hospital. See more »
Denise should've been charged as an accessory for not cooperating with Grimes to resolve the hostage situation. See more »
John Q. Archibald:
[shouting at the Medicaid Official over the counter]
My son is dying, and I'm broke. If I don't qualify for Medicare, WHO THE HELL DOES?
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A movie full of suspense and meant to open your eyes
A very well cooked thriller, with every necessary ingredient, and a plot meant to surprise the viewer.
Full of love, passion, family issues, commercial interests and politics all blended into a magnificent work of art topped with Denzel Washington's performance The film shows many aspects of life, and should be seen by all people to evaluate one's point of view on each of the parallel stories depicted.
The Author takes an everyday situation and sows the seed of self - criticism in every spectator, making this more than a thriller to pass the time away.
The Director plays with the characters as a Master would play his pieces on a chessboard, giving each actor enough role and having a defined objective: to checkmate the audience, and I must say he does this with very few elements, mainly dialog sequences and very few Special effects, thus turning this film into a masterpiece.
Denzel Washington is the perfect choice for this film, due to his ability to play poker face situations, and his ability to play any kind of character he is offered.
I do highly recommend this movie, to see it two, three or more times. Every time one sees the film, gets a new detail to one's collection and a new question to answer. Ideal for family discussion and highly recommended for teenagers
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