John Q

Denzel Washington is John, a blue-collar father whose young son needs an emergency heart transplant to save his life. When his HMO won't pay, John takes drastic measures to ensure his son has a fighting chance.

  • Starring: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Anne Heche, Ray Liotta and James Woods
  • Director(s): Nick Cassavetes
  • Producer(s): Evolution Entertainment
  • Screenwriter(s): James Kearns
  • Distributor: New Line Cinema
  • Animal Coordinator: Motion Picture Animals
  • Release Date: Friday, February 15, 2002
  • Rating: Acceptable

Featured Animal Action

Blink and You'll Miss 'Em

Providing some crowd control outside of the hospital are several mounted policemen in the background. Two Gelding horses were used for this scene, and their mild action consisted of walking back and forth on the secured street and standing on grass underneath a nearby tree. The horses were unphased by the crowd of actors and spent their downtime between takes resting on the grass.