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The Preacher (2004)

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In the world of the drugs business - where it's is all about money - friendship and loyalty is most important. That is what becomes the demise of gangster Klaas Bruinsma.

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Klaas
Chantal Janzen ...
Annet
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Adri
Marcel Musters ...
Broer Hansen
Mike Reus ...
Pim
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Ronald Jan
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Lijfwacht Piet
Keith Davis ...
Hugo Duvall
Cas Jansen ...
Pieter
Christian Kmiotek ...
Jutka Djindiz
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Ronald Jan
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Vader van Klaas
Pleuni Touw ...
Tante Jet
Rick Nicolet ...
Rie Slotemaker
Frans de Wit ...
Dikke Harry
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Heartless petty factory owner Anton Bruinsma's son Klaas has the ambition to become a tycoon. He seizes the opportunity when American drug baron Hugo Duvall's lover Annet wants revenge for her brother's elimination. Kickbox champion Adri is Klaas's ticket in and strong arm. Klaas promised a crime empire with 'minimal' violence, but soon gets embroiled in dirty intrigues which spare nobody, so his bloody end is written in the stars. Written by KGF Vissers

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In the opening scene, a 1998 Volkswagen Passat is seen. That car was not available when the movie was set. See more »

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Referenced in Goedemorgen Nederland: Episode dated 31 October 2003 (2003) See more »

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written by H. Jonkers, R. Janssen, Robin Berlijn, G. de Groot
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Nice one, although poor dialogues at times..
28 July 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

For a dutch production, this one is pretty good. Although based on Klaas Bruinsma, the movie doesn't use all parts of the real life of Bruinsma at points, which is easily acceptable to actually spice up the movie. Only thing that had me curling my toes was the awful acting at times. Of the three main characters I'd say Frank Lammers puts on a marvelous performance, in great contrast with Chantal Janzen who I found hard to believe at times. The corny lines might not have been her fault, but those lines could have definitely been brought more realistically to actually represent an emotion like anger.. Peter Paul Muller did an OK job I guess, but it didn't really have me as excited as Frank Lammers who to me really stands out of the crowd with this performance.. Enough about acting then, the story: it's really a story with a great sense of irony in it. The man who wanted to be the biggest without losing himself in the criminal world of liquidation, but in the end he throws all morals overboard just to stay on top.. good enough for me! 7 out of 10 for a decent story, but corny dialogues at times and besides Frank Lammers' excellent performance, it really shows what a poor movie country Holland really is IMHO.


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