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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:

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It Was A Load Of Crap
17 April 2003 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

I can imagine the pitch went something like this : " It`s a fresh funky comedy with some black geezer . Little bit like TRAINSPOTTING or LOCK STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS innit . Give some money to make the film . I`m a geezer "

Sorry but I think the bloke doing the pitch was a little bit naughty because IT WAS AN ACCIDENT seems to resemble something like CIRCUS or RANCID ALUMINIUM .

The main problem ( And boy is it a problem ) is a horrible , underdeveloped script . The characters and situations are incredibly silly and several scenes seem to be included simply because it seemed like a good idea at the time . There is nothing that could have saved the film from its woeful script but director Metin Huseyin hasn`t made even a token attempt to improve any potential of the film . The cast go way over the top and perhaps the worst thing about the performances is the swearing . I`ve nothing against bad language , in fact profanities uttered by characters can actually be funny or dramatic , but here it sounds crude , irritating and unconvincing . Show`s how bad IT WAS AN ACCIDENT is when I complain about the language . I also want to complain about the script ( Again ) the direction ( Again ) and the performances ( Again ). What a crap film


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