History Film / TheLastKingOfScotland

11th Jun '17 12:30:36 AM SkidTroper
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** Remember Idi Amin ''was real''. Living in a developing (or fragile) country ruled by a murderously tyrannical dictator is sadly a reality for many people. One merely needs to look at the accounts of those who lived under the reign of Idi Amin in real life, or an existing country like North Korea.

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** Remember Idi Amin ''was real''. Living in a developing (or fragile) country ruled by a murderously tyrannical dictator is sadly a reality for many people. One merely needs can go to Uganda and talk to Ugandan people who survived his regime (if they're willing), look at the accounts of those who lived under the reign of Idi Amin in real life, are now deceased, or an existing country a current tyrannical dictatorship like North Korea.
11th Jun '17 12:22:24 AM SkidTroper
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: While Idi Amin did exist and was a horrible dictator Garrigan is a fictional character that incorporates some of Bob Astles' experiences.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: While Idi Amin did exist and was a horrible dictator dictator, Garrigan is a fictional character that incorporates some of Bob Astles' experiences.
11th Jun '17 12:16:08 AM SkidTroper
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* FanDisservice: [[spoiler: Kay's]] body is found completely naked. Aside from the standard "dead bodies are [[{{Squick}} Squicky]]" effect, there's also the fact that [[spoiler: her arms and legs have swapped positions]], resulting in a grotesque figure.

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* FanDisservice: [[spoiler: Kay's]] body corpse is found completely naked. Aside from the standard "dead bodies are [[{{Squick}} Squicky]]" effect, there's also the fact that [[spoiler: she has a horrified expression on her face and her arms and legs have swapped positions]], resulting in a grotesque figure.
11th Jun '17 12:10:47 AM SkidTroper
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** Remember Idi Amin ''was real''. Living in a developing (or fragile) country ruled by a murderously tyrannical dictator is sadly a reality for many people. One merely needs to look at the accounts of those who lived under the reign of Idi Amin in real life, or an existing country like North Korea.
1st Jun '17 7:15:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Stone, the SmugSnake British Foreign Office representative that Garrigan hates, eventually turns out to be right about Amin's brutality. In no way is he nice about making his point to Nicholas when the doctor comes for his help after [[spoiler: Amin replaces Nicholas' British passport with a Ugandan one to prevent him from escaping.]] and tells him that the only way he'll help is if Nicholas does his bidding.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Stone, the SmugSnake British Foreign Office representative that Garrigan hates, eventually turns out to be right about Amin's brutality. In no way is he nice about making his point to Nicholas when the doctor comes for his help after [[spoiler: Amin replaces Nicholas' British passport with a Ugandan one to prevent him from escaping.]] escaping]] and tells him that the only way he'll help is if Nicholas does his bidding.
14th May '17 4:08:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ForeignCultureFetish: Amin is fascinated by Scottish culture, going as far as proclaiming himself "the last king of Scotland" (hence the title).

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* ForeignCultureFetish: Amin is fascinated by Scottish culture, going as far as proclaiming himself "the last king of Scotland" (hence the title). [[InvertedTrope Conversely]], he specifically despises English culture, so his affinity may also have something to do with seeing both Uganda and Scotland as rebels to the British state.
14th May '17 4:02:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* LargeHam: Creator/ForestWhitaker as Idi Amin. His effort in portraying the dictator didn't go unnoticed, as [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he won 23 awards]] for his role.

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* LargeHam: Creator/ForestWhitaker as Idi Amin. His effort in portraying the dictator didn't go unnoticed, as [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he won 23 awards]] awards for his role.



** Nicholas receives an order from Amin's soldiers that he is very sick and when he visits him, Amin himself believes that he was poisoned by Obote's men. Turns out [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the problem was just built up gas due to Amin mixing beer with aspirin]].

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** Nicholas receives an order from Amin's soldiers that he is very sick and when he visits him, Amin himself believes that he was poisoned by Obote's men. Turns out [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the problem was just built up gas due to Amin mixing beer with aspirin]].aspirin.
12th Apr '17 2:38:58 PM karstovich2
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The movie starts in 1970 with Nicholas Garrigan, a callow, Scottish medical graduate. In rebellion against his father, he goes to work as a doctor in Uganda. While working in a missionary hospital and being hot for the married Sarah Meritt, he meets Idi Amin, a charismatic general who is so impressed with him that he appoints him to become his personal physician. The worst that can be said about this coup leader is his increasing paranoia that everyone is out to get him and the bad dreams suggesting when he's going to die. Plus, he farts big just like the rest of us. He's an alright dude.

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The movie starts in 1970 with Nicholas Garrigan, a callow, callow Scottish medical graduate. In rebellion against his father, he goes to work as a doctor in Uganda. While working in a missionary hospital and being hot for the married Sarah Meritt, he meets Idi Amin, a charismatic general who is so impressed with him that he appoints him to become his personal physician. The worst that can be said about this coup leader is his increasing paranoia that everyone is out to get him and the bad dreams suggesting when he's going to die. Plus, he farts big just like the rest of us. He's an alright dude.
26th Jan '17 6:29:14 PM TheBigBopper
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* BodyDouble: Amin uses one to briefly to trick Nicholas when he comes to talk to him.

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* BodyDouble: Amin uses one to briefly to trick Nicholas when he comes to talk to him.
15th Oct '16 3:28:17 AM MovieFan2000
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* TheParanoid: Amin. He frequently rants that some of his associates (if not all of'em) plots to kill him. Some of the murders he commits are also simply based on his paranoia. In one scene he also says that he's surrounded by traitors.

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* TheParanoid: TheParanoiac: Amin. He frequently rants that some of his associates (if not all of'em) plots to kill him. Some of the murders he commits are also simply based on his paranoia. In one scene he also says that he's surrounded by traitors.


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* PresidentEvil: Amin, of course. He's the new President of Uganda and a deranged and violent dictator.
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