Happy Accidents
Theatrical release poster
Release Date Aug. 24, 2001
Running Time 110 minutes
Directed by Brad Anderson
Producer(s) Caroline Kaplan
Written by Brad Anderson
Starring Vincent D'Onofrio

Marisa Tomei
Nadia Dajani
Richard Portnow
Anthony Michael Hall
Holland Taylor

Music by Evan Lurie
Cinematography by Terry Stacey
Edited by Brad Anderson
Distributed by IFC Films


Language English
Country United States

Happy Accidents is a 2001 film written and directed by Brad Anderson. It stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Marisa Tomei, Nadia Dajani, Richard Portnow, Anthony Michael Hall, and Holland Taylor. 


The characters Ruby Weaver (played by Marisa Tomei) and Sam Deed (played by Vincent D'Onofrio) meet and begin a relationship. After Ruby confronts him about his strange behavior, he admits he is a "back traveler" from 2470. He later reveals that everything he has done was a deliberate attempt to change her life.

The Time Travelers Edit

Photo Time Traveler Played by
Deed Sam Deed Vincent D'Onofrio
Weaver Ruby Weaver Marisa Tomei
MegFord Maggie Ann "Meg" Ford Holland Taylor

Method of Travel Edit

Tropes Edit

  • Fixing the past
  • Rewinding film
  • Questioned sanity
  • References to Historic Events

Time Travel TheoriesEdit

Time DiagramEdit

Popular CultureEdit