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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Nicky wants to go straight, but the world seems to have other ideas ...
23 October 2000 | by dfcomSee all my reviews

After a spate of dreadful Brit' crime thrillers, finally a (semi) original crime based caper with a rom-com edge.

Fine performance from Chiwtel Ejiofor as the luckless Nicky, an ex-con who finds himself trapped between the police, gang boss Rameez, psycho thug Mickey (an insane Beesley), and Fitch (Bolam) a throw-back to the old days of the Krays.

As fate conspires against him, it seems he'll never get it together with the beautiful Noreen (a post M:I-2 low key appearance by from Newton).

And some of the best dialogue since Snatch.


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