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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 »


Andrew Lancaster


Brian Carbee
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Gloria Conway: I'm about to take my estrogen pill. And a nerve pill. Make that two nerve pills.
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Written by Debbie Harry
composed by Chris Stein
Performed by Blondie
courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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User Reviews

Clever, Dark & Incredibly Entertaining.
17 July 2009 | by nullmovieloverSee all my reviews

I recently ventured to the 8th Annual Tribeca Film Festival to see the anticipated film "Accidents Happen".

I was aware that the wonderful Geena Davis was in the picture which enticed me but was unaware that the cast had a few outstanding younger actors.

I expected a great film from the first scene but did not expect the outstanding, true and genuine performance that a young new shining talent - Harry Cook gave from start to finish. Every scene was honest & true there was an underlining depth that young actors rarely possess. I am never teary in films, but Cook's incredible performance brought me to tears on more than one occasion.

14 yr old Harrison Gilbertson also stood out in this film to me as someone you genuinely cared for. The cast were fabulous.

It was an absolute pleasure to watch this film & Harry Cook stood out in my eyes as truly remarkable talent that the world has been searching for for quite some time. I'm very impressed by everyone's work & look forward to seeing more from them all in the future.

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Release Date:

22 April 2010 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Hadeseh Khabar Nemikonad See more »


Box Office


AUD6,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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