The Last King of Scotland (2006) Poster

James McAvoy: Dr. Nicholas Garrigan



  • Idi Amin : You are British?

    Nicholas Garrigan : Scottish. I am Scottish.

    Idi Amin : Scottish? Ha! Ha! Why didn't you say so?... Great soldiers. Very brave. And good people. Completely. Let me tell you, if I could be anything instead of a Ugandan, I would be a Scot.

    Nicholas Garrigan : Right... Really?

    Idi Amin : He. Except for the red hair, which I'm sure is attractive to your women, but which we Africans, we find is quite disgusting.

  • Idi Amin : You promised to me you would help me build a new Uganda. You swore an oath.

    Nicholas Garrigan : The oath is... erm... it's, it's a doctor's oath of confidentiallity; we all take it. It's got nothing to do with Uganda.

    Idi Amin : Huh? Nothing? Nothing comes from nothing. You have a conscience, I know you do. That is why you came here in the first place. Or are you like all the other British. Just here to fuck and to take away? No? Why else would I trust you with my family? You are like my own son.

    Nicholas Garrigan : My name is Nicholas Garrigan, and I'm from Scotland. I need to go home now.

    Idi Amin : Your home... is here.

  • Nicholas Garrigan : Why are you doing this?

    Djonjo : Frankly, I don't know. You deserve to die. But dead, you can do nothing. Alive, you might just be able to redeem yourself.

    Nicholas Garrigan : I don't understand.

    Djonjo : I am tired of hatred, Doctor Garrigan. This country is drowning in it. We deserve better... Go home. Tell the world the truth about Amin. They will believe you; you are a white man.

  • Idi Amin : I want you to tell me what to do.

    Nicholas Garrigan : You want ME to tell YOU what to do?

    Idi Amin : Yes, you are my advisor. You are the only one I can trust in here. You should have told me not to throw the Asians out, in the first place.

    Nicholas Garrigan : I DID!

    Idi Amin : But you did not persuade me, Nicholas. You did not persuade me!

  • Nicholas Garrigan : [closes eyes, spins globe]  First place you land, first place you land.

    [stops globe with finger, looks] 

    Nicholas Garrigan : Canada.

    [pause. Spins globe again] 

  • Girl on Bus : Do you have monkeys in Scotland?

    Nicholas Garrigan : No, but if we did we'd probably deep fry them!

  • Idi Amin : You dare try to poison me? After everything I gave you? I am Idi Amin! President-for-life and ruler of Uganda. I am the father of Africa.

    Nicholas Garrigan : You're a child. You have the mind and ego of an angry, spoiled, uneducated child. And that's what makes you so fucking scary.

  • Idi Amin : I am ashamed that you saw me like that. I was frightened.

    Nicholas Garrigan : I'm a doctor. Everything that passes between us is confidential. Ok? I've taken an oath.

    Idi Amin : But a man that shows fear... he is weak, and he is a slave.

    Nicholas Garrigan : Well... if you're afraid of dying, shows you have a life worth keeping.

  • Nicholas Garrigan : I didn't want him to die though.

    Idi Amin : But you did it. Why? You want to know why?

    Nicholas Garrigan : Yes.

    Idi Amin : You did it because you love me.

  • Idi Amin : Before I forget, I need to ask you a favor.

    Nicholas Garrigan : Anything.

    Idi Amin : I will be in Libya next week, and I need you to attend a meeting in my place.

    Nicholas Garrigan : What kind of meeting?

    Idi Amin : A simple matter of taste and common sense. I cannot think of anyone better than you.

  • Nicholas Garrigan : I can't. It fucking stinks. I can't help coming back to that moment when I asked you to talk to him. This isn't me. I have to go home now.

    Idi Amin : You cannot.

    Nicholas Garrigan : What?

    Idi Amin : Your work is not finished here yet.

  • Nigel Stone : Should you find the need to clarify your status regarding the details of that relationship, we would of course welcome any clarification you might feel the need to share with us.

    Nicholas Garrigan : Is there some special school where you people learn to talk that bollocks?

  • Idi Amin : I am the fadder of this nation, Nicholas, and you have most grossly offended your father!

    Nicholas Garrigan : You're a child. That's what makes you so fuckin' scary.

  • Nigel Stone : This man is trying to help his country. Idi always seems to get it wrong, doesn't he?

    Nicholas Garrigan : Jesus fuckin' Christ! Get me out of here!

    Nigel Stone : You earn your passage, friend.

    Nicholas Garrigan : Wh-what?

    Nigel Stone : You know what they're calling you? His white monkey.

    Nigel Stone : I'm his doctor. It's not my job to judge the man.

    Nicholas Garrigan : [Mimicking him]  "I'm his doctor?" Is that your defense? Fuck off, Garrigan! We don't just hand out passports to chimps like you! Particularly not chimps with blood on their hands!

  • Nicholas Garrigan : This is Africa. You meet violence with violence. Anything else, and you're dead.

  • Nicholas Garrigan : If you're afraid of dying it shows you have a life worth living.

  • [Drunk at a party wth Kay] 

    Nicholas Garrigan : I'm fucking doomed! You know he's got go-go dancers after me?

    Joy : Nicky!

    Nicholas Garrigan : Oh, Shit! Hide me!

    Kay Amin : Shhhh! Who is that?

    Nicholas Garrigan : It's the go-go dancer.

  • Nicholas Garrigan : [to Kay]  Oh, fuck it.

  • Nicholas Garrigan : Almost all aberrations of nature are possible.

  • Nicholas Garrigan : Can't you see that she is in pain? Would somebody do something about this cow?

  • [while having sex with a Ugandan girl he met on the bus] 

    Nicholas Garrigan : I'M A MEDICAL OFFICER OVERSEAS!

  • [first lines] 

    Nicholas Garrigan : Come on! Are youse ready?

  • Sarah Merrit : I hope you don't mind me saying this, but, you seem an unlikely candidate for this kind of work.

    Nicholas Garrigan : Why, 'cause I don't wear socks and sandals?

    Sarah Merrit : Touché.

    Nicholas Garrigan : I still want to make a difference, you know.

    Sarah Merrit : Really?

    Nicholas Garrigan : Yes, really. Want to have fun, too, though. Bit of adventure. Something different.

    Sarah Merrit : That's a lot of things.

    Nicholas Garrigan : Is it?

  • Nigel Stone : Dr. Garrigan. Daydreaming?

    Nicholas Garrigan : Well, looking at you, Stone, I certainly hope so.

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