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It Was an Accident (2000)

An ex-con gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Director:

Metin Hüseyin

Writers:

Ol Parker, Jeremy Cameron (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Nicky Burkett
Max Beesley ... Mickey Cousins
James Bolam ... Vernon Fitch
Nicola Stapleton ... Kelly
Neil Dudgeon ... Holdsworth
Hugh Quarshie ... George Hurlock
Thandie Newton ... Noreen Hurlock
Jackie Williams Jackie Williams ... Sharon
Sidh Solanki Sidh Solanki ... Rameez
Cavan Clerkin ... Jimmy
Sally Chattaway Sally Chattaway ... Terri
Paul Chowdhry Paul Chowdhry ... Rafiq Roy
Kolade Agboke Kolade Agboke ... Gaz
Johnny Harris ... Robbie
Anita Kapoor Anita Kapoor ... Rafiq's mum
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An ex-con gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Official Sites:

Pathe [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Coisas Que Acontecem See more »

Filming Locations:

Chingford, Essex, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Average cockney crime caper
5 December 2000 | by Robin KellySee all my reviews

Most cheeky cockney crime capers fail to have a fully developed story and insult the audiences intelligence with incredibly stupid plot contrivances. It Was an Accident is no exception but what raises it a little above the others is the better than usual dialogue, which was almost enough to carry the whole picture but by the last act you're wanting more substance.

As the dialogue is the only thing going for it, it could be more accessible. What's the point of using lots of gibberish only a tiny percentage of the UK population would understand?

Huseyin and the actors do well with the material but the material is too weak and falls apart too easily.


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