is john q based on a true story
John Q is not based on a true story but the film's director Nick Cassavetes experienced a health care crisis that mirrored the one in the film. It was released on February 15, 2002 and was considered a box-office hit.
No, John Q is a fictional based film. The movie was released to the public on February 15, 2002 with a runtime of 112 minutes. Denzel Washington starred as the lead character John Quincy Archibald.