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26 October 2011 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Rutger Hauer is kidnapped, released, seeks the capture of the kidnappers, and alters his life See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (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)

Directed by
Maarten Treurniet 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Maarten Treurniet 
Kees van Beijnum 

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
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 & 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
Edward Wiessenhaan .... special effects foreman
Harrie Wiessenhaan .... special effects supervisor
Rick Wiessenhaan .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Marijn Eken .... digital compositor
Jeremy Hattingh .... visual effects supervisor
Heino Henning .... di producer
Les Lahumeten .... visual effects
Fir Suidema .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
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
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 .... "b" camera operator/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
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
Jerome Williams .... assistant location manager
 
Thanks
Florentijn Bos .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"De Heineken ontvoering" - Netherlands (original title)
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Runtime:
127 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the first scene you see Holleeder taking off his leather jacket. In the next view he wears the jacket no more, then in the next view he's taking it off again.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Rutger Hauer is kidnapped, released, seeks the capture of the kidnappers, and alters his life, 21 October 2012
Author: msroz from United States

"The Heineken Kidnapping" is a decent enough movie without being outstanding. It's a dramatization of the actual kidnapping of the Heineken beer magnate by five men. I suspect that if they had made a movie using more real details for suspense and leaving out some of the fictional drama, they could have achieved a tighter, more suspenseful result. The crime and the acting of the two main actors, especially Rutger Hauer, carried this along, as well as the story, although it jumped too much. If the script had focused on filling in those gaps, that too would have raised the story's tension, assuming a knowledgeable director.

The way that this movie was done held my attention but was noticeably drawn out, lacking in a high degree of suspense, and probably concocting some personal relationships. Production details were satisfactory enough. The script and direction resulted in a movie that was flatter than it might have been.

The story made a personal confrontation between Heineken and one of the kidnappers, who had a personal grudge against Heineken because his father, a former employee of Heineken's company, was disabled as a result of alcoholism. This I think was made up. That gangster character varied in being convincing, but as the movie proceeded, his brutal and immature side showed up more and more.

As I said, certain critical areas were brushed over too fast and became obscure, like the payoff method and the way that two of the men were partially freed in France. But the film did a very good job on many of the details, including the planning and execution of the kidnapping, how the police found them and the details of holding Heineken in captivity for three weeks. The penultimate sequence, involving capture and transfer to the Netherlands, was fictional but it made for an interesting drama on an island.

The film's drama did make up for its decision to leave out other possible details and treatments, but as drama, it was done in a rather bland way.

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