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Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)
"Rise and Fall of Idi Amin" (original title)

 -  Biography | Drama | History  -  May 1982 (USA)
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The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Olita ...
Thomas Baptiste ...
Dr. Michael Oloya
Leonard Trolley ...
Bob Astles
Geoffrey Keen ...
British Ambassador
Louis Mahoney ...
Freedom fighter Ofumbi
André Maranne ...
French Ambassador
Denis Hills ...
Himself
Tony Sibbald ...
Canadian Ambassador Davis
Norbert Okare ...
Kiwanuka
Ka Vundla ...
Malyamungu
Martin Okello ...
Amin Officer
Nicky Giles ...
White Girl
Ann Wanjuga ...
Mrs. Olaya
Gordon Gardner ...
Israeli Ambassador
Alf Joint ...
American Ambassador
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This biographical movie begins with a short blurb about Uganda, followed by the joyous scenes surrounding Amin's military takeover from Milton Obote. He goes about arresting and torturing the rebels. In his freezer he keeps the heads of his rivals and says: "It is a Kaqwa way. I talk to them". Amin then goes about having Asians expelled from Uganda saying: "Uganda is for Ugandas. There will be no more Shahs and Patels. Let them swim back." After the infamous 1976 Entebbe hostage situation where Israeli commandos make a daring rescue of their citizens who were taken into Uganda on a hijacked plane, Amin has Dora Bloch (the only hostage the Israelis couldn't liberate) killed. Amin then goes on to believing he is the 'Hitler of Africa' and promises that he will actually erect a statue in honour of his namesake "in the middle of Kampala". Amin becomes a rather childish and sick psychopath who mixes voodoo, rape, torture, and dancing. He says things like: "I am the best lover of Africa", "... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The rage of a maniac... the rape of a people!


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In an episode of Film 2006, broadcast in the UK on 30th October 2006, Jonathan Ross claimed that he had appeared as an extra in this film 1981 movie as an Israeli soldier raiding Entebbe airport. See more »

Quotes

Idi Amin: Give him, and all of them V.I.P treatment!
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Edited from General Idi Amin Dada (1974) See more »

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I saw this movie when I was 17. Now I am 34 and through the wonder of the internet, I have finally obtained a video copy. This movie is a movie that leaves a lasting impression, of just what a madman Amin really was. Olita does a memorable, if not comparable role to Amin. It shows what happens when a war monger takes command of a tiny 3rd world country. You better like this film or else...."this is what happens to bad mommies!!"

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