John Q

Denzel wants to commit suicide in order to give his son a heart. He lays down on the operating table, pulls out his gun, and shoots but nothing happens because he put the lock on earlier. Then his wife tells him that they have a heart, and it ends up being from the girl who got in the crash at the beginning! John was convicted later to stay in jail for 2 years.

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Continuity mistake: When they bring in the car crash victim (future heart donor), the victim is in perfect condition. No blood, broken bones or anything. Pretty good to have been hit by a truck. (01:32:20)

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Trivia: The message "For Sasha" which appears just before the end credits is a dedication to director Nick Cassavetes' daughter.

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Question: When John Q and his wife were in the meeting discussing the surgery, Rebecca Payne mentions that they had a little over $1,000 in savings. At the beginning of the movie, his wife's car was repossessed because he couldn't make the payments. Why didn't they use the money in the savings to pay for the car loan to avoid repossession?

Answer: Using the $1000 would only delay their car being repossessed, and they may be much further behind than that in their payments. In that case, their savings would be completely depleted and they'd still have no car.

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