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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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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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Lee Zadroga
William Roerick ...
Dr. Pittman
Dori Brenner ...
Cookie
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Dean
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Linda Meyers
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Bob Kinmont
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Jerry Kinmont
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Herbie Johnson
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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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$34,673,100 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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

[Reflecting on her life after the loss of her fiance]
Jill Kinmont: I try not to let it, but sometimes it all plays back in my mind, and when it does, I remember the words that Dick Buek said to me the last time I saw him: "How lucky I am to have found someone and something that saying goodbye to is so damned awful."
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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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Good human interest film.
17 September 1999 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Even though about three quarters of the way through, this movie begins to run out of steam it still is an exceptional film. The ski equipment and clothing were dead on for the time period and adds much to the picture. Even though it was partly about skiing a person watching this doesn't have to be a skier or have ever skied to enjoy it. Superior to the sequel. A must see as far as human interest movies go.


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