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The Heineken Kidnapping -- Dutch, subtitled in English. A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this thrilling fictionalized account of beer magnate Freddy Heineken's 1983 abduction, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes.
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26 October 2011 (Belgium) See more »
What they started, he will finish. See more »
A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this fictionalized account of beer magnate Freddy Heineken's 1983 abduction, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Rutger Hauer ... Alfred Heineken
Reinout Scholten van Aschat ... Rem
Gijs Naber ... Cor
Teun Kuilboer ... Frans
Korneel Evers ... Jan
Truus te Selle ... Mrs. Heineken
Marjolein Keuning ... Els
Sallie Harmsen ... Lisa
Menno Van Beekum ... Ab Doderer
Ton Kas ... Meneer Humbrechts
Beppie Melissen ... Mevrouw Humbrechts
Laurie Reijs ... Sonja

Marcel Hensema ... Kees Sietsma

Genio de Groot ... Korthals Altes
Porgy Franssen ... Max Moszkowicz

Patrick Stoof ... Sjors
Ernst Dekkers ... Dutch Policeman
Henk Poort ... Policeman
Arnost Kraus ... Assistent rechercheur
Dave Mantel ... Policeman
Gaby de Haan ... Dutch Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Green ... French policeman
Ron de Groen ... Private Investigator (uncredited)
Jaap Dijkstra ... Policeman (uncredited)

Geert Gielissen ... Persfotograaf (uncredited)
Jean Teplitsky ... French Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Maarten Treurniet 
Writing credits
Kees van Beijnum (scenario) and
Maarten Treurniet (scenario)

Produced by
Michael Auret .... co-producer
Richard Claus .... producer
Arnold Heslenfeld .... producer
Klaas de Jong .... executive producer
Robert Kievit .... co-producer: VARA
Amanda Law .... line producer
Maarten Treurniet .... producer
Frans van Gestel .... producer
Original Music by
Junkie XL  (as Tom Holkenborg)
Cinematography by
Giulio Biccari (director of photography)
Film Editing by
J.P. Luijsterburg 
Casting by
Job Castelijn 
Janusz Gosschalk 
Production Design by
Wilbert Van Dorp 
Art Direction by
Darryl Hammer 
Barbara Westra 
Set Decoration by
Mark Walker 
Costume Design by
Alette Kraan 
Makeup Department
Jane Blewett .... hair stylist
Trudy Buren .... makeup artist
Erik Hillenbrink .... prosthetic appliance fabricator
Rob Hillenbrink .... prosthetic appliance fabricator
Koketso Mbuli .... assistant makeup artist (as Kokotso Mbuli)
Production Management
Amanda Law .... unit production manager: South-Africa
Maranka Pool .... assistant production manager
Piek Seebregts .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cora Arnouds .... third assistant director
Simon Damast .... first assistant director (segments)
Stefanie Hamann .... third assistant director
Marije Hondelink .... second assistant director
Isabel Martens .... second assistant director
Sandile Ntobela .... third assistant director
Reinier Smit .... assistant director
Marc van der Bijl .... first assistant director
Reinier Smit .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Mark Auret .... property master
Cristiaan Dinnessen .... car props
Eljo Embregts .... art department coordinator
Joke Geuze .... property master
Amasja Koolen .... art department assistant
Boris Rivett-Carnac .... assistant property master
Goof Vermeulen .... graphic designer
Friso Witteveen .... photographic props
Sound Department
Paul Bijpost .... sound effects editor
Normann Büttner .... foley artist
Normann Büttner .... foley mixer
Gaby de Haan .... production sound mixer
Ferry de Pater .... dialogue and adr editor
Jaap Jellema .... sound effects editor
Mel Kutbay .... foley artist
James Shannon .... dolby sound consultant
Thabo Singeni .... boom operator
Nardi van Dijk .... foley mixer
Joost van Heerden .... production sound assistant
Iwan van Wijk .... adr recordist
Steven Vanwetswinkel .... adr recordist
Peter Warnier .... sound designer
Peter Warnier .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Warnier .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Chris Smit .... special effects assistant
Nick van Leeuwen .... special effects technician
Harry Wiesenhaan .... special effects supervisor (as Harrie Wiessenhaan)
Edward Wiessenhaan .... special effects foreman
Rick Wiessenhaan .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Marijn Eken .... digital compositor
Jeremy Hattingh .... visual effects supervisor
Les Lahumeten .... visual effects
Fir Suidema .... compositor
Fir Suidema .... visual effects artist
Willem de Beukelaer .... stunts
Ida de Boer .... stunts
Nicolas de Pruyssenaere .... stunt performer
Marco Maas .... stunts
Andrew McKenzie .... stunt coordinator south africa
Christian Petersson .... stunt safety
Jeroen Reith .... stunts
Ron Sleeswijk .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Barnes .... gaffer
Goa Borrek .... video assist operator
Bart de Haan .... flighthead technician
Alissa Jalink .... second assistant camera
Jasper Leeman .... grip assistant
Djuma Masudi .... grip
Tom Northam .... best boy electric
Zak 'Ebenezzer' O'Leary .... key grip
Fir Suidema .... data wrangler
Fir Suidema .... digital imagining technician
Nigel Tompkins .... second assistant camera
Aaron Tschanz .... electrician
Willem van der Eerden .... gaffer
Richard van der Oord .... grip
Jimmy van Veen .... lighting technician
Bram van Woudenberg .... best boy
Wouter Verberkt .... additional video assist operator
Adi Visser .... camera operator: "b" camera/steadicam/
Pief Weyman .... still photographer
Animation Department
David de Winter .... title sequence animator
Casting Department
Shanti Besseling .... casting assistant
Dennis Luyf .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rae Donnelly .... costume supervisor: South Africa
Inge Hough .... key costumer
Marcel Moerel .... costume supervisor
Tim van Deutekom .... military costumer
Editorial Department
Heino Henning .... digital intermediate producer
Joost van de Wetering .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Jonathan Beard .... orchestrator
Junkie XL .... orchestrator (as Tom Holkenborg)
Mark van den Oever .... music clearances
Christian Vorlander .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Hedwig Agterbos .... script editor
Ruud Ahsmann .... production assistant
Vaughan Leach .... location scout: South Africa
Ing Lim .... location manager
Lunghi Londi .... production coordinator: South Africa
Menno Ludriks .... investor
Paul Marbus .... location scout
Stephan Nemchik .... production assistant
Alida Rubens .... production accountant
Reinier Smit .... script supervisor
Ernie Tee .... script advisor
Lodewijk van Lelyveld .... production assistant
Roland Wigman .... legal counsel
Jerome Williams .... assistant location manager
Florentijn Bos .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"De Heineken ontvoering" - Netherlands (original title)
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127 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The kidnapper named "Rem Hubrechts" was actually named Willem Holleeder. There actually was a fifth kidnapper, not shown in the movie, called Martin "Remmetje" Erkamps. They used his nickname and gave it to Hubrechts because they couldn't use the name Willem Holleeder because he is still around and threatened with a law suit if they used his name in the movie.See more »
Anachronisms: The Mercedes SL has wrong license plates. It has the modern ones with the logo of the European Union on the far left, which is poorly covered with yellow tape.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of "Freddy Heineken" (2013)See more »


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8 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Not worth the watch, 14 March 2012
Author: Harm NL from Netherlands

Going on the knowlegde of the original story I was looking forward watching this. But what a disappointment. This might possible be one of the worst Dutch productions of the last years. No suspense, rushing plot line, bad acting, bad cinemography. The only highlight was seeing Hauer in action again.

Especially in the middle part where there was opportunity for some suspense and story building, the movie seemed to speed up like crazy. Therefor the moment between ransom and captioning the bad guys was ridiculously fast paced.

I struggled through the last hour to even finish it. 2 hours of my life I'm not getting back :)

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