Police have surrounded the ER where a desperate man holds hostage and demands that the hospital do what his HMO refuses to allow - provide an operation for his critically ill son. The media storms the scene and with each passing moment, the man called John Q is becoming a hero of sorts. Academy Award winner Denzel Washington brings remarkable depth to the title role of this issues driven thriller featuring an elite cast. Is John Q a vigilante? A heroic father? You decide. But when it comes to his son, John Q won't take no for an answer.