R | | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's.
2 February 2007 | Ed Uyeshima
8 | Whitaker's Towering Portrayal of the Mesmerizing Ugandan Dictator Lifts This Historical Fiction
Forest Whitaker's ferociously charismatic turn as Idi Amin so dominates this intense historical fiction that it is ...
In an early scene, Idi Amin playfully trades sparring punches with a group of Ugandan boys. It isn't mentioned in the film, but Amin was a champion boxer. He was Uganda's light heavyweight champion from 1951 to 1960.
Come on! Are youse ready?
Just before he deals with the Entebbe hostage situation in 1976, Amin sits beside an issue of Bullet comic from 1977.
English, French, German, Swahili
$142,899 (USA) (1 October 2006)
$17,605,861 (USA) (20 May 2007)
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