Kidnapping of Mr. Heineken
For those who drink alcoholic beverages, I'm pretty sure you've heard of Heineken Lager Beer or simply, Heineken. Little did I know that Alfred Heineken, son of Gerard Heineken (who started it all) was once kidnapped! Yes, his was the largest amount of ransom paid at a whopping 35 million Dutch guilders or US $ 19 million!
This movie, 'Kidnaping of Mr. Heineken' talks bout the said incident. It was 1983 when Freddy Heineken was kidnapped with his driver, Ab Doderer. The five men who kidnapped him got away with the ransom money but not for long. All of them were caught one by one sometime after but the ransom money was no longer recovered.
Sir Anthony Hopkins played the role of Freddy Heineken and the movie was released just this year, 2015. I don;t know where my colleague got her copy from but it sure is one helluva clear copy!
This movie ended with a quote which says "A man can be rich in two ways - he can be rich in money or rich in friends, but he can never have both".
Do you agree?
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