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The Last King of Scotland

R| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
While in Uganda on a medical mission, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) becomes the personal physician and close confidante of dictator Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Although at first Dr. Garrigan feels flattered by his new position of power, he soon comes to realize that Amin's rule is soaked in blood, and that he is complicit in the atrocities. Garrigan faces the fight of his life as he tries to escape Amin's grasp.

Cast: Forest Whitaker , James McAvoy , Kerry Washington , Gillian Anderson , Simon McBurney , David Oyelowo , Stephen Rwangyezi , Abby Mukiibi

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Fox

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Release Date: September 27th, 2006|2 hr. 1 min.

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