Director: Kevin Macdonald
Writer: Peter Morgan, Jeremy Brock
Starring: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson
Released: February 1, 2007
Rating: (MA)
Runtime: 118 minutes
Story: In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (James McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan's brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated by his new position, he soon awakens to Amin's savagery - and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and escape Uganda alive.
Forest Whitaker General Idi Amin Dada
James McAvoy Dr. Nicholas Garrigan
Kerry Washington Kay Amin
Gillian Anderson Sarah Merrit
Simon McBurney Nigel Stone
David Oyelowo Dr. Thomas Junju
Abby Mukiibi Masanga
Adam Kotz Dr. David Merrit
Barbara Rafferty Mrs. Garrigan
David Ashton Dr. Garrigan (senior)
Giles Foden British Journalist #1
Andy Williams British Journalist #2
Martina Amati Italian Journalist
Peter Salmon White Businessman
Michael Wawuyo Air Force Commander