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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken -- In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the Heineken beer empire (Anthony Hopkins). The shocking capture--by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam--resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual. It was truly the perfect crime…until they got away with it. Based on a true story, KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN also stars Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess and Ryan Kwanten.
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken -- 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.
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken -- 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.
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken -- 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.
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken -- 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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6 March 2015 (USA) See more »
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It was the perfect crime until they got way with it.
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (Cast overview, first billed only)

Jim Sturgess ... Cor Van Hout

Sam Worthington ... Willem Holleeder

Ryan Kwanten ... Jan 'Cat' Boellard

Anthony Hopkins ... Freddy Heineken

Mark van Eeuwen ... Frans 'Spikes' Meijer

Thomas Cocquerel ... Martin 'Brakes' Erkamps

Jemima West ... Sonja Holleeder

David Dencik ... Ab Doderer

Dirk Roofthooft ... Pa Holleeder
Vera Van Dooren ... Ma Holleeder

Kat Lindsay ... Karin

Roy McCrerey ... Iverson

Vince Canlas ... Chinese Restaurant Owner

Natalie Mejer ... French Stewardess

Eric Godon ... Police Drop Off Driver
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Rated R for language throughout
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95 min
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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 »
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Anachronisms: 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 »
Quotes:
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.See more »
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Version of "Freddy Heineken" (2013)See more »
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Help Pick Up the PiecesSee more »

2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Fact more strange than fiction, 20 December 2015
Author: gradyharp from United States

Fact more strange than fiction Peter R. de Vries both participated in and wrote the book about this true story from 1983 and collaborated on the screenplay with William Brookfield for this non-stop rousing caper film with a very bright young cast of actors directed by Daniel Alfredson. The film is well made, well photographed, well scored with an excellent musical selection and arrangement, and very well acted by a fine cast of young actors.

In 1983, a group of childhood friends - Cor van Hout (Jim Sturgess), Willem Holleeder (Sam Worthington_ Jan 'Cat' Boellard (Ryan Kwanten), Frans 'sSpikes' Meijer (Mark van Weuwen), Martin 'Brakes' Erkmpps (Thomas Cocquerel) - pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the Heineken beer empire (Anthony Hopkins). The shocking capture --by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam--resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual. It was truly the perfect crime…until they got away with it. This is the inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual. For a fast moving credible caper, this is a fine film, never letting down for a moment.

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