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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  6 March 2015 (USA)
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The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.

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The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.

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It was the perfect crime until they got way with it.


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Trivia

Dutch crime reporter and co-writer Peter R. de Vries did not attend the movie premiere because he did not agree with the end result. He felt the events depicted in the movie were too different from the actual kidnapping as he had described it in his book. Oddly enough, de Vries had agreed to participate in the making of this movie because he felt that the first film about the famous kidnapping, The Heineken Kidnapping (2011), had not been accurate with many of the historical facts either. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1982.

In the car chase scene (at around 17 mins) we see a quick shot of a Police car that is a VW Golf MK 2, this model was not in production until 1983.

In the kidnapping scene at 28 mins 7 secs we see a BMW 5 series estate car, it is the E34 series, this model was not in production until 1988. See more »

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Freddy Heineken: There are two ways a man can be rich in this world, he can have a lot of money, or he can have a lot of friends. But he cannot have both.
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Version of Freddy Heineken (2013) See more »

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I wondered why a movie with this cast didn't have a wider release, after watching it I can see why.
16 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"You know what your doing is completely stupid, unless you pull it off. In which case it could be completely brilliant." When a group of friends are denied a loan they are desperate for money. They come up with a plan to kidnap the founder of the Heineken beer company (Hopkins) and ask for a large ransom in exchange. What starts off as a great idea, little by little begins to unravel. This movie is based on a true story and this is something I knew nothing about. The movie itself started off good and I was interested but the longer it went on the less interested I seemed to get. I'm not sure why, the acting was good and the interactions between the kidnappers was entertaining but this was another movie that I had a hard time staying focused on. It really seemed to stumble toward the end and this was another movie that I was thankful that it wasn't longer. Overall, I wondered why a movie with this cast didn't have a wider release, after watching it I can see why. I disappointingly give this a C.


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