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The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)

Young ski champion Jill Kinmont is left paralyzed after a tragic skiing accident. Her best friend suffers the same fate after contracting polio. Jill must slowly put her life back together again with the help of those close to her.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilyn Hassett ...
Jill Kinmont
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Dick Buek
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Audra Jo (as Belinda J. Montgomery)
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June Kinmont
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Bill Kinmont (as Bill Bryant)
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Dave McCoy
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Buddy Werner
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Lee Zadroga
William Roerick ...
Dr. Pittman
Dori Brenner ...
Cookie
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Dean
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Linda Meyers
Greg Mabrey ...
Bob Kinmont
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Jerry Kinmont
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Herbie Johnson
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Storyline

Based on the true story of Jill Kinmont. In 1955, eighteen-year-old Jill is a truly talented, gifted skier and a shoo-in for the 1956 Winter Olympics. But Jill comes close to losing everything when she takes a near fatal fall off a mountain during the last race of the season. Paralyzed from the shoulders down, Jill now has to climb another kind of mountain-working her way up from total helplessness to leading a fulfilling life. With the help of family, friends, and an extraordinary man, Jill begins the quest up that mountain. Written by Anonymous

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20 December 1975 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Die Kehrseite der Medaille  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During filming, news reached Jill Kinmont that her cousin Jimmy Lewis, who had visited her during her hospitalization 19 years before, suffered a spinal cord injury in a fall and was paralyzed. See more »

Quotes

Jill Kinmont: Okay, that's enough!
Dick 'Mad Dog' Buek: No, that's not enough! 'Cause I'm going to stick around here until you shape up, you understand that? I don't care if you can't ski! I don't care if you can't walk! I don't care if you crawl around like a damn lizard. You're not getting any sympathy from me.
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Referenced in Baretta: Open Season (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Richard's Window
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Olivia Newton-John
(UK aka title "A Window To The Sky")
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Very good
2 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. I felt the best part of it was Marilyn Hassett's performance as Jill, and the supporting cast was very good. Based on a real life story, it was well-acted and well-scripted. The theme song sung by Olivia Newton-John is excellent, too.


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