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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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Daniel Alfredson

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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 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 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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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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Country:

Netherlands | Belgium | UK | USA

Language:

English | Dutch | German

Release Date:

6 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€21,726 (Netherlands), 28 June 2015, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The green Heineken bottles used in the movie are not period correct. At that time, in The Netherlands, Heineken was only sold in brown bottles. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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.
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Version of Freddy Heineken (2013) 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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I wondered why a movie with this cast didn't have a wider release, after watching it I can see why.
16 March 2015 | by Tony HeckSee all my reviews

"You know what your doing is completely stupid, unless you pull it off. In which case it could be completely brilliant." When a group of friends are denied a loan they are desperate for money. They come up with a plan to kidnap the founder of the Heineken beer company (Hopkins) and ask for a large ransom in exchange. What starts off as a great idea, little by little begins to unravel. This movie is based on a true story and this is something I knew nothing about. The movie itself started off good and I was interested but the longer it went on the less interested I seemed to get. I'm not sure why, the acting was good and the interactions between the kidnappers was entertaining but this was another movie that I had a hard time staying focused on. It really seemed to stumble toward the end and this was another movie that I was thankful that it wasn't longer. Overall, I wondered why a movie with this cast didn't have a wider release, after watching it I can see why. I disappointingly give this a C.


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