Last King of Scotland (Widescreen Edition), The




English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)






20th Century Fox

Release Date


DVD Release

April 17, 2007







Kevin Macdonald


In the early 1970s, Nicholas Garrigan, a young semi-idealistic Scottish doctor, comes to Uganda to assist in a rural hospital. Once there, he soon meets up with the new President, Idi Amin, who promise a golden age for the African nation. Garrigan hits it off immediately with the rabid Scotland fan, who soon offers him a senior position in the national health department and becomes one of Amin's closest advisers. However as the years pass, Garrigan cannot help but notice Amin's increasingly erratic behavior that grows beyond a legitimate fear of assassination into a murderous insanity that is driving Uganda into bloody ruin. Realizing his dire situation with the lunatic leader unwilling to let him go home, Garrigan must make some crucial decisions that could mean his death if the despot finds out. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

Edition Details Cast
  • Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Commentary by director Kevin Macdonald
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Kevin Macdonald
  • Documentary: Capturing Idi Amin
  • Forest Whitaker Featurette
  • Fox Movie Channel Presents: Casting Session- The Last King of Scotland
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • International Trailer
  • Forest WhitakerGeneral Idi Amin Dada
    James McAvoyDr. Nicholas Garrigan
    Kerry WashingtonKay Amin
    Simon McBurneyNigel Stone
    David OyelowoDr. Thomas Junju
    Gillian AndersonSarah Merrit
    Abby Mukiibi NkaagaMasanga
    Barbara RaffertyMrs. Garrigan
    Giles FodenBritish Journalist #1
    Martina AmatiItalian Journalist
    Michael WawuyoAir Force Commander
    John AlimaBagpiper
    Idi AminHimself
    David OyelowoDr. Thomas Junju
    Adam KotzDr. David Merrit
    David AshtonDr. Garrigan (senior)
    Andy WilliamsBritish Journalist #2
    Peter SalmonWhite Businessman
    Wilberforce MutetaGuard #1
    Louis AseaCampbell Amin