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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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allen0187 wrote on March 22, 2015, 12:58 AM

First time I've heard about th ekidnapping and this movie. I have to look this up in as it piqued my interest.

As for your question, to some extent I do agree. When you are rich you have alot of false friends around you adn when your riches are goen so are these false friends. So in essence, one can be rich with money and with friends... false friends though.

scheng1 wrote on March 22, 2015, 3:11 AM

There are many rich people with sincere friends. That is why they can survive bankruptcy and become rich again.

trufflehunter wrote on March 22, 2015, 11:15 AM

That quote is sad. But I think there are rich people with true friends (fellow rich people).

cmoneyspinner wrote on March 22, 2015, 3:02 PM

Sounds like a fantastic movie but I disagree with quote. Rich people can have true friends. Or ... a true friend. Really it doesn't have to be a plurality. One genuine friend who always has your back. That's good enough! Surely there must be one person who loves you for just being you. Rich people are still just ordinary humans with the same needs as everybody else.

Alexandoy wrote on March 22, 2015, 10:35 PM

I didn't know that Heineken is a family name of the owner. Just like Diesel, the name of the discoverer.

MommyCharm wrote on March 22, 2015, 11:12 PM

allen0187 sad but yep, that seems to be true. Rich people only have few real friends.

MommyCharm wrote on March 22, 2015, 11:17 PM

trufflehunter yes, they do have friends but most of the rich people that I know only has few REAL friend. Sad really.