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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
... Willem Holleeder
... Jan 'Cat' Boellard
... Freddy Heineken
Mark van Eeuwen ... Frans 'Spikes' Meijer
... Martin 'Brakes' Erkamps
... Sonja Holleeder
... Ab Doderer
... Pa Holleeder
Vera Van Dooren ... Ma Holleeder
... Karin
... Iverson
... Chinese Restaurant Owner
... French Stewardess
... Police Drop Off Driver
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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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6 March 2015 (USA)  »

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€21,726 (Netherlands), 28 June 2015, Limited Release
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In a spectacular turn of events, two sisters of Willem Holleeder (Sam Worthington); Sonja (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 killings, amongst 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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The movie takes place in the Netherlands in 1983. The kidnappers are seen drinking from green Heineken bottles. These bottles were introduced in 2012 in the Netherlands. They should have been drinking from brown bottles. 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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Help Pick Up the Pieces
Written by Shelley Dane and Lee Silver
Performed by Buddy Stewart (as Buddy Stuart)
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Positive - absolute worth watching
30 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

Bad reviews made me curious and tease me to watch. Especially if its about a true story (book). I am glad I watched it. As my family is partly Dutch I do have some knowledge about the kidnapping. As far as I know the movie is correct and according to reality. The story is thrilling at the moments it should be. From the perspective of the kidnappers: you almost feel pity for them. The great work of Sir A. Hopkins, although his role is limited, is as we want it to be! Superb. Maybe to short, but absolutely genius. Not toforget Sam Worthington (Avatar), Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten, they made their positive contribution to the movie: scamp as they were, in scenes with Heineken and the driver! Nice scenes in Amsterdam and Paris. And yeah... the bottles must be brown instead of green: who cares!? Worth watching: absolute! Best film ever: no, but which one is? A kidnapping is always thrilling and excited: and so is this movie.


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