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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?

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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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  • "The Last King of Scotland" is a moniker that Amin bestowed on himself.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): In the scene where the President and the Doctor travel to Entebbe airport in the soft-top Mercedes and are ambushed - two white Bedford trucks block them to the front and the rear. The trucks are AWD Bedford's with a silver AWD logo mounted on the front. AWD took over Bedford trucks only in 1989 some 10-years after Amin was removed from Uganda (in 1979)
  • Director Kevin Macdonald and his producers met Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni to get permission to film in Uganda. "He really responded to the idea that we wanted to make a film about Ugandan history in the same way that everybody we met responded," recalls Macdonald. "They wanted this story to be told. They didn't feel prejudiced against us because we were foreigners wanting to tell their story - they were very generous, and the president gave us carte blanche and even allowed us to film in the parliament building while parliament was in session. We also had the co-operation of the army and we were allowed to close down the main street in the city."
  • The Last King of Scotland is a fictional account, but one which incorporates real events.
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