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The Last King of Scotland -- Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s
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The Last King of Scotland -- Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s
The Last King of Scotland -- Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s

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Peter Morgan (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
19 January 2007 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Charming. Magnetic. Murderous.
Plot:
Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 48 wins & 30 nominations See more »
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Basically this is excellent historical fiction about the torturous Idi Amin See more (360 total) »


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Rated R for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language
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123 min | Canada:121 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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The Times journalist is played by Dr. Dick Stockley who is a British doctor who lives and works in Kampala, Uganda.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Most shots of Entebbe Airport include a long line of African flags running alongside the terminal, between it and the runway. The line includes the flag of the rebel Republic of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), which neither Uganda, nor any other country, recognized.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Nicholas Garrigan:Come on! Are youse ready?
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Referenced in Yes Man (2008)See more »
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TokoSee more »

293 out of 347 people found the following review useful.
Basically this is excellent historical fiction about the torturous Idi Amin, 24 September 2006
Author: justgazin from United States

There have been so few pictures this year that are standouts. This movie is one of them. Much of what you will see is true, and did occur in Uganda's history. Amin's doctor, played by James Macavoy, is the main fiction in the movie, but one would think they are watching a historical event. Macavoy's character is so real. The doctor grows from a free thinking, adventure loving, womanizer, to a scared, concerned, and enlightened person. The viewer watches through Macavoys eyes as he witnesses the horrors of Amin's (Forest Whitaker's) presidency and regime.

Forest Whitaker, IS Amin in this feature. Whitaker is not the silent sometimes brooding character you remember in other films he has been in. His accent,his face, and his emotions seem to no longer be Whitaker's but Amin's. This movie will scare the viewer because of its realism, and how it builds up to a tension that is hard to endure. The visuals are not for the squeamish. Go ahead and hide your eyes during the "tough" scenes. It is still worth seeing this movie for the fast paced story, realistic drama, fascinating tale, and for the unbelievable acting. By the end of the movie the audience is exhausted, but satisfied that they saw a worthy flick.

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