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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Audra Jo Nicholson: [Jill and Audra Jo watch skiers from their wheelchairs] What are you thinking?
Jill Kinmont: How damn lucky I am.
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Connections

Referenced in Baretta: Soldier in the Jungle (1976) 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 Monika-5See 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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