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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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(based on the book "A Long Way Up" by) (as E. G. Valens), (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jill Kinmont
... Dick Buek
... Audra Jo (as Belinda J. Montgomery)
... June Kinmont
... Bill Kinmont (as Bill Bryant)
... Dave McCoy
Bill Vint ... Buddy Werner
... Lee Zadroga
William Roerick ... Dr. Pittman
Dori Brenner ... Cookie
... Dean
... Linda Meyers
... Bob Kinmont
... Jerry Kinmont
... 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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The true story of Jill Kinmont. The American Olympic ski contender whose tragic fall took everything but her life. And who found the courage to live through the love of one very special man. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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20 December 1975 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Die Kehrseite der Medaille  »

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Box Office

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$34,673,100
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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The song "Richard's Window" performed by Olivia Newton-John during the ending credits was nominated for a Oscar for best original song See more »

Quotes

Jill Kinmont: I think the hardest time is waking up in the morning... those moments before I remember who I am, and think instead about who I was.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »

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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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Excellent :)
10 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

I am disabled and I could not sleep one night. I was flipping through the channels and I found this movie on. It brought tears to my eyes. This movie made me realize that now matter how bad things get, there is always someone worse. An excellent movie :)


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