A semi-fictional account, including most of the names of the players being changed, of the event that resulted in the creation of the term Stockholm Syndrome to describe people who feel empathy and sometimes more for their captor(s) is presented. In 1973, a lone armed man, thought to be American, storms the downtown Stockholm branch of Kreditbanken. Ultimately the authorities, led by Chief of Police Mattsson learn of his at-gunpoint demand: $1 million US, the release of convicted bank robber and murderer Gunnar Sorensson, and a Mustang Boss 302 like the one Steve McQueen drove in Bullitt (1968) as a getaway vehicle for the two of them. By the time Mattsson gets Sorensson to the bank - unknown to the gunman, who is thought to be well known robber Kaj Hansson, Sorenson having made a plea deal with Mattsson for his cooperation against the gunman - there are three hostages at the bank, all the others that were in the bank at the time let go. Arguably the most lucid of the three is bank ...Written by
In the dialogue, the bank robber asks for a getaway car, a "Mustang Boss 302, just like Steve McQueen's car from the movie Bullitt." However, although McQueen's car from Bullitt (1968) is a Mustang fastback, as depicted in "Stockholm," McQueen's car was actually a 1968 390 V8 Ford Mustang GT Fastback, not a Boss 302 Mustang (which the bank robber asked for, and was made in 1969 and 1970, but not in 1968, in time for "Bullitt"), nor was it a 1973 Mustang Fastback, the car that is brought to the bank by the police as a getaway car for the robbers. See more »
There were in fact four people taken hostage in the robbery, three women and one man, not just two women and one man as depicted in the movie. See more »
If you let us go, we might live. If the police don't interfere, nobody will get hurt and we will survive. You can save our lives.
And the best way to do that is not to let them out on the roads with you.
But we are willing to take that risk.
I wish that would make a difference, but, as Prime Minister, I'm responsible for all the Swedish people.
Exactly. But all the Swedish people are not in here, we are trapped in here. We.
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There's a lot of positive things I could say about the new movie "Stockholm", but my favorite genre Robert Budreau decided to include in the film is the romance. Its originality of having a hostage fall in love with her kidnapper, made it stand out from any other movie I have seen. No regular movie would show the sensitive side of both the kidnapper and an individual being held hostage. The powerful scenes of Lars Nystrom, the bank robber, and his hostage Bianca, showed how high the sexual tension was. It's a twisted dynamic that unfolds in an unexpected way. The way the movie was written almost had me siding with Lars. The romance flowed so well with the story line. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to watch a movie that will stand out among others.
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