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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.

Director:

Larry Peerce

Writers:

E.G. Valens (based on the book "A Long Way Up" by) (as E. G. Valens), David Seltzer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilyn Hassett ... Jill Kinmont
Beau Bridges ... Dick Buek
Belinda Montgomery ... Audra Jo (as Belinda J. Montgomery)
Nan Martin ... June Kinmont
William Bryant ... Bill Kinmont (as Bill Bryant)
Dabney Coleman ... Dave McCoy
Bill Vint Bill Vint ... Buddy Werner
Hampton Fancher ... Lee Zadroga
William Roerick William Roerick ... Dr. Pittman
Dori Brenner Dori Brenner ... Cookie
Walter Brooke ... Dean
Jocelyn Jones ... Linda Meyers
Greg Mabrey ... Bob Kinmont
Tony Becker ... Jerry Kinmont
Griffin Dunne ... 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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Once in your life may someone love you like this. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1975 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Window to the Sky See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$34,673,100
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The real Jill Kinmont was a technical adviser on the film. Her work included three days on Mammoth Mountain, where many of the ski racing shots were filmed. She was transported on a mechanical "snowcat", with her wheelchair strapped to the back. 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 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) 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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a heart felt movie
20 January 2011 | by lbain-955-462696See all my reviews

I became a paraplegic at the age of 23 on May 10th. 1979. When I came home from the rehab center the movie The Other Side of the Mountain came on. I had no idea what the movie was about. My girlfriend and I watched and cried through the whole movie. I could not believe how close it hit home and what my family and friends were going through. It is and always will be one of my favorite movies. I taped both one and two, but through out the years the tape is hard to watch and would love to get a new version of the movie. I wrote a book ( Rolling through Life )about my life after 30 years as a paraplegic, married for 25 and two beautiful children latter, life is good :) Sincerely. Lorraine "Scott" Bain

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