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'Kidnapping Mr. Heineken' brews up a B-movie crime tale

'Kidnapping Mr. Heineken' brews up a B-movie crime tale

"Kidnapping Mr. Heineken" is exactly what it promises, a story about the 1982 abduction of Dutch brewery mogul Freddy Heineken by a band of five desperate, tight-knit criminal novices. Childhood pals and failed partners in an Amsterdam construction business, Cor Van Hout (Jim Sturgess), Jan Boelaard (Ryan Kwanten), Willem Holledeer (Sam Worthington), Martin Erkamps (Thomas Cocquerel) and Frans Meijer (Mark Van Eewen) work out an elaborate scheme to swipe and hold Heineken (Anthony Hopkins) and his chauffeur. The longer-than-planned response to the gang's demands, however, stirs psychological discord. But after a frenzied first half of macho lawbreaking action and...

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