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Accidents Happen (2009)

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There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, ... See full summary »

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Andrew Lancaster

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Brian Carbee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geena Davis ... Gloria Conway
Harrison Gilbertson ... Billy Conway
Harry Cook ... Larry Conway
Joel Tobeck ... Ray Conway
Wendy Playfair ... Mrs. Smolensky
Sebastian Gregory ... Doug Post
Sarah Woods ... Dottie Post
Morgan Griffin ... Katrina Post
Troy Planet Troy Planet ... Tiny Post
Erik Thomson ... Bob
Viva Bianca ... Becky
Rebecca Massey ... Louise
Katrina Retallick Katrina Retallick ... Connie Conway-Kellywood (as Katrina Retalick)
Jayden Hall Jayden Hall ... Ricky Kellywood
Damien Garvey ... Officer Passman
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Storyline

There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything changes for him and his family. Written by Anthony Anderson

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some disturbing images and brief teen drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2010 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Mindenkit érhet baleset See more »

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Budget:

AUD 6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Geena Davis's first live-action film in seven years. See more »

Goofs

While Billy Conway is delivering a cake to his neighbor Doug Post, from the angle looking out of the house once Doug opens the door. We see Billy standing there with the cake and a there is a large portion of the microphone along with the crew's fingers holding the mic just below the cake. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Conway: [to Billy, after he confesses to being the streaker at the convenience store] And you said, "I need to air my balls and steal from Drummond."
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Geena Davis almost saves it
28 December 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's 1982, and Billy Conway (Harrison Gilbertson) lives in a shattered family. Eight years ago, his family was in a car accident that killed his sister and made his brother a vegetable. His father has since left the family. His older brother is an angry drunk. His mother (Geena Davis) is struggling mightily to keep things together.

The boy is an irresponsible destructive selfish brat. It is impossible to root for him. Certainly he makes it hard to find anything likable in his behavior. It is very tiring to watch this idiot destroy everything he touches. Geena Davis does get some great lines. In one superb scene, she almost saves the movie all by herself. She's really the only thing to watch this movie for.


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