It Was an Accident
- 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
- Jacqueline Williams: Sharon
- Sidh Solanki: Rameez
- Cavan Clerkin: Jimmy
- Sally Chattaway: Terri
- Paul Chowdhry: Rafiq Roy
- Kolade Agboke: Gaz
- Johnny Harris: Robbie
It Was an Accident is a British comedy film from the year 2000. Directed by Metin Hüseyin, the screenplay was written by Ol Parker based on a novel by Jeremy Cameron.
Nicky Burkett is released after five years in prison and returns to his district of Walthamstow in North London. The policeman George Hurlock is against a relationship with his daughter Noreen Burkett and harassed the man.
Burkett gets job offers from the gangster Mickey Cousins and Rameez, the friend of his sister Sharon. Between cousins and Rameez it comes to open rivalry. Burkett meets Kelly, with whom he has a son. As Burkett needs money for his son, he finally works for Vernon Fitch, which leads to violence.
Derek Elley wrote in the journal Variety of 2 November 2000, the film was a " surprisingly ingenious gangster comedy ". Between the several ethnic groups belonging performers conquer good chemistry. The script was well written and show the personalities of the characters, which is a rarity in contemporary British cinema ( "Script is a rare thing in current British cinema - well- worked and with personality and shape" ). The North American and non-English speaking audience could not respond fully to the film.
Producer and Courtney Pine as a composer were nominated in 2000 for the British Independent Film Award.
The film was shot in London. He started in British cinemas on 27 October 2000.