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Accidents Happen (2009)

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Billy, his parents, siblings and neighbors have their fair share of accidents in 1974 and 1982. Boys will be boys.


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 »


Billy Conway: He'll call.
Gloria Conway: And the pope has a key to the playboy mansion.
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Walking on a Dream
Written by Jonathan Sloan, Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore
Performed by Empire of the Sun
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A great movie, everyone watch it the first chance you get!
13 August 2010 | by saadgkhanSee all my reviews

ACCIDENTS HAPPEN – CATCH IT ( B+ ) Accident happen, is truly a delightful surprise. I am a sucker for Dysfunctional families and Coming of Age movies and this was a perfect combination of both. The movie is beautifully crafted and the slow motion accidents sequences are wonderfully shot. I really appreciate the director Andrew Lancaster who choose a simple story and portrayed so beautifully plus the comic view of severe issue was a different touch. Geena Devis did a fantastic job & her comic timing was just perfect. She proved yet again that she is a great actress. Harrison Gilbertson stole the show for me, he is cute kid and a great performer. I could see in her eyes how talented he was and standing in front of Geena Davis in such complex yet humorous story was wonderful. I surely can bet he will be a huge once he grows up a little more. Overall a great movie with great ensemble cast. Everyone did a great job making this movie memorable for me. Watch it!

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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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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