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    Unique ID Code: 0000037732
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 4/8/2002 00:50
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    John Q (US)

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    Give a father no options and you leave him no choice
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 112 mins
    Retail Price: $26.98
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    Oscar®-winner Denzel Washington stars as John Q. Archibald, an everyday man forced to take drastic measures in a desperate situation.

    When his young son collapses, John Q. and his wife learn that their only child needs a heart transplant. Without enough health insurance or money to cover the operation, it seems that they are out of options. What happens next will keep you on the edge of your seat, as John Q. takes matters into his own hands in the race against time to save his son`s life.

    Special Features:
    Beyond the Movie Features:
    Original Documentary "Fighting for Care" features an in-depth look into the health care crisis stemming from an organ donor shortage and the lives that have been affected.
    Fact Track- Trivia subtitle track with Direct Access to Additional Features.

    All Access Pass Features:
    Commentary by Director Nick Cassavetes, Screenwriter James Kearns, Producer Mark Burg, and Director of Photography Rogier Stoffers.
    Original Documentary: Behind the Scenes of John Q
    Deleted Scenes with Optional Director Commentary
    Theatrical Trailer
    Theatrical Press Kit

    DVD-ROM Content:
    Script to Screen Access to the Film
    Original Website
    Exclusive Access to On-Line Infinifilm Features

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    DTS 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Nick Cassavetes

    Written By:

    David Thornton
    Daniel E. Smith
    Ron Annabelle
    Kimberly Elise
    Denzel Washington
    Gabriela Oltean

    Casting By:
    Nancy Green-Keyes
    Matthew Barry

    Soundtrack By:
    Aaron Zigman

    Director of Photography:
    Rogier Stoffers

    Dede Allen

    Costume Designer:
    Beatrix Aruna Pasztor

    Production Designer:
    Stefania Cella

    Hillary Sherman
    Oren Koules
    James Kearns
    Mathew Hart
    Mark Burg

    Executive Producer:
    Richard Saperstein
    Michael De Luca
    Dale De La Torre
    Howard Burkons

    New Line Productions

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A rather good (yet highly improbable) movie that is more of a plead for organ donation than a drama.
    Washington gives a very good performance (contrary to his abysmal performance in "Training Day" which got him the Oscar), but the script is simply "too good to be true".
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs and the visuals are quite pleasing. Most of the action takes place inside a single room with the exception of the (visually stunning) opening scene.
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtracks are both good. The surrounds are used occasionally, but most of the action comes from the front channels. Again, the audio in the opening scene is superb.
    The menus are all animated with sound.
    The extras on this Infifilm disk include a commentary by the crew, a behind the scenes look, a documentary about organ donation, an information subtitles track, 6 deleted and extended scenes and some cool DVD-ROM content (pictures, wallpapers, script, etc.).
    Bottom line - with a strong message against the current health insurance situation in the USA, this is a strong (yet not believable) drama.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 4/8/2002 02:15