History Film / TheLastKingOfScotland

24th Aug '17 8:46:11 PM jjjj2
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* ShutUpHannibal: Continuing on from the "Hannibal Lecture" cited above, after Amin's men have pummeled Garrigan and are about to severely torture him, Amin [[JerkassHasAPoint(with arguable degrees of accuracy)]] accuses him of being a white man who came to Africa as if it were all a game, to screw the local women and act like it was a giant vacation. Whatever Garrigan's personal faults might be, his retort to this is to finally state to Amin's face what none of his inner circle ever had the courage to point out, no matter how ridiculously obvious it increasingly became: "You are a child. That's what makes you so fucking scary".

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* ShutUpHannibal: Continuing on from the "Hannibal Lecture" cited above, after Amin's men have pummeled Garrigan and are about to severely torture him, Amin [[JerkassHasAPoint(with [[JerkassHasAPoint (with arguable degrees of accuracy)]] accuses him of being a white man who came to Africa as if it were all a game, to screw the local women and act like it was a giant vacation. Whatever Garrigan's personal faults might be, his retort to this is to finally state to Amin's face what none of his inner circle ever had the courage to point out, no matter how ridiculously obvious it increasingly became: "You are a child. That's what makes you so fucking scary".
15th Aug '17 11:00:23 PM DrOO7
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* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: And ''how''. Nicholas gets Kay pregnant and knows that between hers and Amin's SexlessMarriage and that Nicholas is the only white man in Amin's circle, their affair is certain to be discovered.



* LoveAtFirstSight: Nicholas is clearly attracted to Kay the moment he meets her.



* ShutUpHannibal: Continuing on from the "Hannibal Lecture" cited above, after Amin's men have pummeled Garrigan and are about to severely torture him, Amin (with arguable degrees of accuracy) accuses him of being a white man who came to Africa as if it were all a game, to screw the local women and act like it was a giant vacation. Whatever Garrigan's personal faults might be, his retort to this is to finally state to Amin's face what none of his inner circle ever had the courage to point out, no matter how ridiculously obvious it increasingly became: "You are a child. That's what makes you so fucking scary".

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* ShutUpHannibal: Continuing on from the "Hannibal Lecture" cited above, after Amin's men have pummeled Garrigan and are about to severely torture him, Amin (with [[JerkassHasAPoint(with arguable degrees of accuracy) accuracy)]] accuses him of being a white man who came to Africa as if it were all a game, to screw the local women and act like it was a giant vacation. Whatever Garrigan's personal faults might be, his retort to this is to finally state to Amin's face what none of his inner circle ever had the courage to point out, no matter how ridiculously obvious it increasingly became: "You are a child. That's what makes you so fucking scary".
28th Jul '17 2:55:06 PM LordYAM
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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]] and tells him that the only way he'll help is if Nicholas does his bidding. Subverted when Nicholas IS willing to kill Amin after Kay's death....and Stone tells him he doesn't care anymore.



* OhCrap: Nicholas has several of these, increasing in severity. First when he hears that the man he reported has disappeared; it's his first inkling that Amin isn't the good guy he presents himself as. Then when he discovers that [[spoiler: Amin replaced his British passport with a Ugandan one]], then when Stone shows him all the atrocities that's happening in the countryside and what Amin did to eliminate his opposition, then [[spoiler: when he [[CruelAndUnusualDeath finds]] [[{{Squick}} Kay's body]]]] and finally, there's when his BatmanGambit to kill Amin fails and when Amin tells him that he knows about his affair with Kay.

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* OhCrap: Nicholas has several of these, increasing in severity. First when he hears that the man he reported has disappeared; it's his first inkling that Amin isn't the good guy he presents himself as.as (he later finds out the guy WASN'T plotting treason). Then when he discovers that [[spoiler: Amin replaced his British passport with a Ugandan one]], then when Stone shows him all the atrocities that's happening in the countryside and what Amin did to eliminate his opposition, then [[spoiler: when he [[CruelAndUnusualDeath finds]] [[{{Squick}} Kay's body]]]] and finally, there's when his BatmanGambit to kill Amin fails and when Amin tells him that he knows about his affair with Kay.



* ShutUpHannibal: Continuing on from the "Hannibal Lecture" cited above, after Amin's men have pummeled Garrigan and are about to severely torture him, Amin (with arguable degrees of accuracy) accuses him of being a white man who came to Africa as if it were all a game, to screw the local women and act like it was a giant vacation. Whatever Garrigan's personal faults might be, his retort to this is to finally state to Amin's face what none of his inner circle ever had the courage to point out, no matter how ridiculously obvious it increasingly became: "You are a child".

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* ShutUpHannibal: Continuing on from the "Hannibal Lecture" cited above, after Amin's men have pummeled Garrigan and are about to severely torture him, Amin (with arguable degrees of accuracy) accuses him of being a white man who came to Africa as if it were all a game, to screw the local women and act like it was a giant vacation. Whatever Garrigan's personal faults might be, his retort to this is to finally state to Amin's face what none of his inner circle ever had the courage to point out, no matter how ridiculously obvious it increasingly became: "You are a child".child. That's what makes you so fucking scary".
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.
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