Year: 2009
USA DVD: Image Entertainment
UK DVD: Matchbox Films
Cast: Geena Davis, Harrison Gilbertson, Harry Cook, Joel Tobeck, Eric Thompson, Morgan Griffin
Director: Andrew Lancaster
Country: Australia, UK
USA: 92 mins
UK: 88 mins
USA Rated: R for language, some disturbing images and brief teen drug and alcohol use
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and injury detail
USA DVD Release Date: 27 July 2010
UK DVD Release Date: 14 February 2011


A wickedly funny and surprisingly moving fable of family, fate and misfortune in American suburbia, Accidents Happen is the debut film from Australian filmmaker Andrew Lancaster.

The manicured lawns of 1980’s News England imply an order that simply doesn’t exist for the Conway family, headed by razor-tongued Gloria (Geena Davis). Youngest son Billy has been a witness to a series of tragic accidents, including one that fractured his whole family. Always the good boy, Billy takes up with the neighbourhood troublemaker in acts of delicious delinquency in a world already spinning out of control. The ensuing collision of guilt, truth and self discovery may be just what his family needs to move on.

Geena Davis shines as screwball mother Gloria, and Harrison Gilbertson is equally impressive as her troubled teen son, Billy, in this heartrendingly funny film that deserves to be seen.


2 x Featurettes
Cast and Crew Interviews