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The Preacher (2004)

De dominee (original title)
In the world of the drugs business - where it's is all about money - friendship and loyalty is most important. That is what becomes the demise of gangster Klaas Bruinsma.

Director:

Gerrard Verhage

Writers:

Hans Galesloot (story contributions), Bart Middelburg (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Paul Muller Peter Paul Muller ... Klaas
Chantal Janzen Chantal Janzen ... Annet
Frank Lammers ... Adri
Marcel Musters Marcel Musters ... Broer Hansen
Mike Reus Mike Reus ... Pim
Roeland Fernhout Roeland Fernhout ... Ronald Jan
Tygo Gernandt ... Lijfwacht Piet
Keith Davis Keith Davis ... Hugo Duvall
Cas Jansen Cas Jansen ... Pieter
Christian Kmiotek Christian Kmiotek ... Jutka Djindiz
Jeroen Spitzenberger ... Ronald Jan
Huub Stapel ... Vader van Klaas
Pleuni Touw Pleuni Touw ... Tante Jet
Rick Nicolet ... Rie Slotemaker
Frans de Wit Frans de Wit ... Dikke Harry
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Storyline

Heartless petty factory owner Anton Bruinsma's son Klaas has the ambition to become a tycoon. He seizes the opportunity when American drug baron Hugo Duvall's lover Annet wants revenge for her brother's elimination. Kickbox champion Adri is Klaas's ticket in and strong arm. Klaas promised a crime empire with 'minimal' violence, but soon gets embroiled in dirty intrigues which spare nobody, so his bloody end is written in the stars. Written by KGF Vissers

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Opkomst en ondergang van een maffiabaas (Rise and fall of a mafia boss) See more »


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

2 September 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Drogbáró See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€142,498 (Netherlands), 5 September 2004, Limited Release
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Trivia

The movie was in production when one of Klaas Bruinsma's old bodyguards, Charlie da Silva, gave an exclusive interview in which he revealed that Mabel Wisse Smit, fiancee of prince Friso (a member of the Dutch Royal House), had been in a relationship with Bruinsma in the late 1980s. Writer/director Gerrard Verhage immediately stated that this would not be incorporated into the movie. The character played by Chantal Janzen is a composite of one of Bruinsma's other girlfriends, and his female financial manager. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene when Klaas gets shot, there's a black Porsche 996 in the background of the shot. This model became available in 1997. See more »

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Referenced in Bro's Before Ho's (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Speed of life
written by H. Jonkers, R. Janssen, Robin Berlijn, G. de Groot
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Courtesy of Universal
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pretty good acting
13 September 2004 | by XRoosXSee all my reviews

The movie is pretty good, as long as you haven't read the book or don't know the real life of Klaas Bruinsma. There are many changes in the film. Like people are being killed that weren't in the real life. The book only speaks of 9 liquidations and I don't know how many there were in the movie, but more then 9.

Overall the movie is pretty good. The acting is believable and Chantal Jansen surprised me. Though she isn't a tough bitch as his wife in the book...

Well if you haven't read the book I recommend the movie. If you've read it... don't go to see it as you will be disappointed...


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