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The Last King of Scotland

"Charming. Magnetic. Murderous."

Nicholas Garrigan (a young, Scottish doctor) decides it is time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education. He decides to try his luck in Uganda. He arrives during the downfall of president Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks him to become his personal doctor. When will Nicholas realise Amin is not the friend of the nation, but a brutal dictator?

-- Box Office --
Released: Sep 1st, 2006
Budget: $6,000,000.00
Revenue: $48,027,970.00

The Last King of Scotland Main Cast

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Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
plays Idi Amin
James McAvoy
James McAvoy
plays Dr. Nicholas Garrigan
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington
plays Kay Amin
Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson
plays Sarah Merrit
Simon McBurney
Simon McBurney
plays Stone
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • On the DVD director's commentary, Kevin Macdonald states that during filming of Idi Amin's visit to the village near the mission, many of the local extras thought it was the real Idi Amin on stage giving speeches.
  • The Times journalist is played by Dr. Dick Stockley who is a British doctor who lives and works in Kampala, Uganda.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): The Southern Comfort bottle shown in the Duty Free shop in the airport is of the 21st century 70 proof blend, a bottle from this time period would have been 76 proof with a different label.
  • The Last King of Scotland is a fictional account, but one which incorporates real events.
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