It Was an Accident

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It Was an Accident
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Directed by Metin Hüseyin
Produced byPaul Goodman
Written by Ol Parker
Based onIt Was an Accident
by Jeremy Cameron
Release date
  • 27 October 2000 (2000-10-27) [1]
Running time
97 minutes [2]
CountryUnited Kingdom

It Was an Accident is a 2000 British comedy film directed by Metin Hüseyin, written by Ol Parker and produced by Paul Goodman, based on the novel of the same name by Jeremy Cameron [3] and starring Thandiwe Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Max Beesley and James Bolam. [4] In the film, an ex-convict, trying to go straight, accidentally gets mixed up in a fresh series of crimes.



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