The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.
Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Clifton Collins Jr.,
In the early 1970s, Nicholas Garrigan, a young semi-idealistic Scottish doctor, comes to Uganda to assist in a rural hospital. Once there, he soon meets up with the new President, Idi Amin, who promises a golden age for the African nation. Garrigan hits it off immediately with the rabid Scotland fan, who soon offers him a senior position in the national health department and becomes one of Amin's closest advisers. However as the years pass, Garrigan cannot help but notice Amin's increasingly erratic behavior that grows beyond a legitimate fear of assassination into a murderous insanity that is driving Uganda into bloody ruin. Realizing his dire situation with the lunatic leader unwilling to let him go home, Garrigan must make some crucial decisions that could mean his death if the despot finds out. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To prepare for his role as Idi Amin, Forest Whitaker put on nearly 50 pounds of fat. See more »
(at around 1h 55 mins) When the children run beside Amin's car and wave to Garrigan, thinking the president is inside the car, a digital wristwatch is visible at one child's arm, especially in the slow motion at the end of the film. See more »
I really loved the movie, Forest was GREAT! I do wish it would have been told from Idi Amin prospective or the people, a good book about this is "The Shattered Pearl" by Sara Armstrong. The movie did have facts, but could have had more details on how the people felt living under his Regime. Since so many media outlets were blocked from entering the country at that time, only the people there could have told a more genuine story. I did like the location and the scene selections. When out on DVD I will purchase this one for my collection, we will here more when Oscar nominations role around. But overall good movie, definitely Oscar worthy...Good Job Forest!
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