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Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 26 April 2000
A staunch professional executive and his wife coerce their two rebellious teens and their older sister and her boyfriend into taking a plane trip to celebrate their wedding anniversary in ... See full summary »

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Michael Switzer

Writer:

Dan Levine
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Patty Duke ... Anne Kincaid
William Devane ... Tom Kincaid
Natasha Melnick ... Susan Kincaid
Kaj-Erik Eriksen ... Rick Kincaid
Elisabeth Rosen ... Carla Kincaid
Armando Valdes-Kennedy ... Charlie Sanchez (as Armando Valdes)
Kevin McNulty ... Dave, Airfield Official
Ingrid Torrance ... Alexis
William Sanderson ... Helicopter Pilot
Kene Holiday ... Jack Calloway (as Kene Holliday)
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A staunch professional executive and his wife coerce their two rebellious teens and their older sister and her boyfriend into taking a plane trip to celebrate their wedding anniversary in the mountains. The younger sister does not make it to the plane in time and the family leaves without her. Their small private plane then develops trouble and crashes in the isolated snowy mountains. The family must then work together to survive the extreme wilderness conditions, including an avalanche. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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You would think this is based on a true story however it is not. It is part of the "family in peril" movies that were popular at the time. See more »

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A cast and performances impossible to like
27 January 2008 | by caa821See all my reviews

After having watched a pleasant, happy film prior to this one -- on a quiet Sunday morning -- at first I thought this one might be all right. Patty Duke and William Devane are credible actors, if not "A" or "high-B" list, and I've seen them both in good presentations.

However, not in this "turkey." I didn't watch it in entirety, but couldn't help switching back a few times, and missed nothing affecting the understanding of the plot or the performances in doing so.

Whereas the previous film had contained a cast of likable characters and performances, and even those who were there to provide some less-pleasant aspects to the proceedings weren't over-the-top -- this flick was the complete opposite.

There's about as much depth to these characters and the family central to the story as a rain puddle.

Not a single one could be termed likable or sympathetic. The only differences might be the very slight degree as to which the various individuals are less likable than the others. (The "son" comes closest to likability, but he still misses the mark by a good distance.)

The parents' obsession to have this dysfunctional lot proceed, en masse, via their private plane, to celebrate their anniversary is both inane and (given the fore-mentioned dysfunction) absolutely ludicrous..

The daughter who missed the flight due to her being delayed en route to the airfield (they had to leave her behind due to impending bad weather) who interacts with rescuers, may have been the most obnoxious of this crew.

Finally, their conduct at the crash site had its silly aspects as well, as pointed-out in other comments. And the supporting cast and their performance did nothing to improve the quality of this opus.


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26 April 2000 (USA) See more »

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Blanc comme l'enfer See more »

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