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It Was an Accident

James Bolam , Chiwetel Ejiofor , Metin Hüseyin    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: James Bolam, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Max Beesley, Nicola Stapleton, Neil Dudgeon
  • Directors: Metin Hüseyin
  • Producers: It Was an Accident
  • Format: Import, PAL
  • Subtitles: Dutch
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Run Time: 96.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008MT4DYK


Netherlands released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Dutch ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: It Was an Accident is a 2000 British comedy film directed by Metin Hüseyin and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Max Beesley and James Bolam. An ex-convict, trying to go straight, accidentally gets mixed up in a fresh series of crimes. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: British Independent Film Awards, ...It Was an Accident

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4.0 out of 5 stars Next!... 5 Dec 2013
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Again, the late nineties and early naughties were rife with these Brit gangster movies, and the more I see the little seen ones, the more I am endearing tho them.

As expected, the film is simple and straight forward. Guy gets out of prison and wants to go straight, foils a robbery, gets offered work by two rival gangs, has a son who needs money for school, and is in love with the policeman who is quite nice to hims' daughter.

But obviously things go awry on, and all the while he tries to go legit, things go worse. Plus there is a subplot involving and old boy who has race issues..

It's not a great film by any means, but its funny, and has some really comically bad performances. Ejiofor and Newton are as good as expected, but his friends portrayed in this are annoying, and there are times when you just think, stay away.

Beesly is the best thing here, but only because the guy is so bad in this. Don't get me wrong, he is a good actor, but the material he has here to work with just makes him out to be just another wide boy, but his character just has so much potential.

If you like Brit films that have been well hidden, but for some reason catch your eye, this is for you.

It's not a good story by any means, but it has some pretty cool elements to it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good British film 1 Jun 2010
I would give this DVD a 3.5 if I could, but seeing as Amazon won't let me I shall have to give it a 4. It's a really good British film with lots of the usual suspects, a good plot and decent (but not outstanding) acting. It's not the best film I've ever seen but would definitely recommend it to a friend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars funny caper gone awry movie from the UK 5 July 2007
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I had a lot of fun watching this entertaining caper gone awry movie from the UK. Great cast with perfect comedic timing and tight script but the thick East End accents were hard to understand at times, hence the 4 star rating. A quick summary with no spoilers: a young man named Nicky is released from Prison and swears to stay straight for his son and girlfriend. He does not last long once he runs into a mad cast of characters (and these characters REALLY make the film fun to watch) and this man-falls-down-the-rabbit-hole story quickly grabs your interest. My husband and I both enjoyed this film.
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