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The Heineken Kidnapping (2011)

De Heineken ontvoering (original title)
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A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this fictionalized account of beer magnate Freddy 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 learns that his bully work colleague Cor is planning to kidnap a businessman with two freak acolytes. Rem convinces them to let him in and aim higher, beer king Alfred Heineken himself, 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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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

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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Budget:

EUR4,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,985,093
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Heineken is liberated in the Nissen hut one of the policmen is armed with an AK 47. This weapon was never used by Dutch police or armed forces. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #7.23 (2011) See more »

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Don't even waist your time watching this movie
14 March 2012 | by rdewilde-317-779673See all my reviews

Years ago i read the book "De Heineken Ontvoering" by Peter R. de Vries. The book was written after many conversations with the kidnappers to get a first person feeling about the kidnapping of Freddy Heineken and his chauffeur Ab Doderer.

Now anxious to see the movie about it, I watched it yesterday, but almost cannot find any reference of the real kidnapping, I followed the news in 1983 and read the book. The movie shows only highlights but the real story remains hidden on the big screen.

Many details are not shown, like the blast furness is shown in one scene but not used like it was in the book, clothing and a referenced kidnapping was also discarded and many many more details missing in the movie. No suspense like the book gave, no thrilling feeling while watching, i even had trouble staying focused and awake during the movie.


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