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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015)

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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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Cor Van Hout
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Jan 'Cat' Boellard
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Frans 'Spikes' Meijer
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Sonja Holleeder
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Ab Doderer
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Pa Holleeder
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Ma Holleeder
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Karin
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Iverson
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Chinese Restaurant Owner
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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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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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In a spectacular turn of events, two sisters of Willem Holleeder (Sam Worthington) - Sonja (played by Jemima West) and Astrid - along with a former girlfriend of his turned against him giving statements to the police about his involvement in the ordering of several contract kills, among which the one of his former blood brother and brother in law Cor van Hout (Jim Strugess) in 2003. Untill now this link could never be substantiated. As of 2015, Holleeder is already in custody awaiting trial for other heavy crimes and, with those new allegations, might be facing life imprisonment. See more »

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When the kidnappers are discussing the World War II Sten gun, one is jokingly called 'Rambo'. However, the film 'First Blood', from which the character comes, was not released until March 1983 in the Netherlands. 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 De Heineken ontvoering (2011) See more »

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You Are The Light
Performed by Evan Olson
Written by Evan Olson
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Hopkins Role Too Small to Save This Film
20 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie promised a heist, a historical kidnapping plot leading to the largest ransom paid in modern history AND Anthony Hopkins as the titular Mr. Heineken. Sadly, this movie failed to deliver. The motivations were at times unclear (There was mention of a major recession but we were never shown its far-reaching effects and thus could not empathize with out protagonists) and at times forced (all of a sudden there is a girlfriend involved who is now pregnant and needs to be financially supported and one protagonist's father appeared momentarily only to reveal he was fired by Mr. Heineken himself and we never hear from him again). The kidnappers were virtually indistinguishable yet the focus was on them instead of the police investigation or on Mr. Heineken's (and his driver's) plight in solitary. To top it off, the end text credits detailing the outcomes of the various characters (which can be found on wikipedia) were more interesting than most of the movie. I have to recommend passing on this and reading a brief synopsis of the real life case instead.


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