A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this fictionalized account of beer magnate Alfred Heineken's 1983 abduction, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes.

Director:

Maarten Treurniet

Writers:

Kees van Beijnum (scenario), Maarten Treurniet (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutger Hauer ... Alfred Heineken
Reinout Scholten van Aschat Reinout Scholten van Aschat ... Rem
Gijs Naber ... Cor
Teun Kuilboer Teun Kuilboer ... Frans
Korneel Evers ... Jan
Truus te Selle Truus te Selle ... Mrs. Heineken
Marjolein Keuning Marjolein Keuning ... Els
Sallie Harmsen ... Lisa
Menno Van Beekum Menno Van Beekum ... Ab Doderer
Ton Kas ... Meneer Humbrechts
Beppie Melissen Beppie Melissen ... Mevrouw Humbrechts
Laurie Reijs Laurie Reijs ... Sonja
Marcel Hensema ... Kees Sietsma
Genio de Groot ... Korthals Altes
Porgy Franssen Porgy Franssen ... Max Moszkowicz
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Storyline

Rem's Amsterdam family lives a nightmare since his father got an alcohol abuse problem related to working for multinational Heineken's brewery distribution and was fired before it became terminal. Rem (Reinout Scholten van Aschat) learns that his bully work colleague Cor (Gijs Naber) is planning to kidnap a businessman with two freak acolytes. Rem convinces them to let him in and aim higher, beer King Alfred Heineken (Rutger Hauer), after being nearly run over and left with a token banknote by his driver. They pretend having taken Heineken and his driver to Germany and cash a huge ransom. Heineken hires private detectives and pushes the Dutch and French police, who soon capture the gang. The faulty extradition treaty, up for revision but too late, prevents a Dutch trail for Rem and Cor, but the French authorities fly them to the French half of Antillian island St.Martin and Heineken's cash is spread liberally in a plot to drive the pair over the island border, on Dutch soil. Written by KGF Vissers

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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 »

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The kidnap took place in 1983, however traffic signs and roundabouts as filmed in the movie has been introduced in the Netherlands since the 90s. See more »

Connections

References De mannetjesmaker (1983) See more »

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The Heineken Kidnapping...... It tastes a lot better then the movie
3 November 2011 | by mjprijdenSee all my reviews

After reading some books and seeing a lot of TV docs about the kidnapping i went to the cinema with a high expectation about this movie. I thought i was in the wrong cinema room. Perhaps 10% of the movies contains facts about the kidnapping. The 90% left is like a cheap local TV show. When the main character imitates a piece of Tony Montana it was like he was acting his first time.

Maybe the movie was worth a 6 for a Dutch low budget movie but because of the bad acting and by not telling the true story i only give it 3 out of 10.

Dutch movies like De Dominee are much better!


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | English | French

Release Date:

27 October 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

21 Days: The Heineken Kidnapping See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,487,309
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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