Convicted kidnapper tries to block film

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- An alleged Dutch crime boss is trying to block the release of "The Heineken Kidnapping" because he doesn't like the way he is depicted.

Willem Holleeder was one of the men convicted in the highly publicized 1983 kidnapping of Freddy Heineken, which has been made into a Dutch film starring Rutger Hauer. Holleeder's attorneys are seeking an injunction to prevent the film's release, the BBC reported Friday.


Heineken and his chauffeur Ab Doderer were abducted in 1983 in Amsterdam and held hostage for three weeks until a ransom was paid.

Holleeder, whom the BBC describes as being considered a "godfather" of Dutch organized crime, was convicted along with three other men. He is currently serving a sentence for extortion.

Hauer, a Dutch actor best known for his role in "Blade Runner," plays the kidnapped brewing executive in the film, the BBC said.

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