The Other Side of the Mountain

1975

The Other Side of the Mountain

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A woman struggles to rebuild her life after a devastating accident in this drama based on the true story of Jill Kinmont. Kinmont (played by Marilyn Hassett) was a top ranked amateur downhill skier who seemed assured of a place on the 1956 Olympic team. But while racing in Utah's Snow Cup competition, Kinmont suffered a serious fall from a mountain that left her paralyzed from the shoulders down. Kinmont became severely depressed; her career as an athlete was over, and her fiancée, who couldn't deal with the emotional toll of her accident, left her. But when she met pilot Dick Buek (Beau Bridges), she found both love and a new inspiration to make a career for herself as a teacher. But Kinmont discovered she still had more mountains to climb when Buek died in the crash of a small plane. Marilyn Hassett won a Golden Globe award for her performance as Jill Kinmont, and she reprised the role in a sequel two years later. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Marilyn Hassett
as Jill Kinmont
Beau Bridges
as Dick 'Mad Dog' Buek
Belinda Montgomery
as Audra Jo Nicholson
Nan Martin
as June Kinmont
William Bryant
as Bill Kinmont
Dabney Coleman
as Dave McCoy
Bill Vint
as Buddy Werner
Hampton Fancher
as Lee Zadroga
William Roerick
as Dr. Pittman
Jocelyn Jones
as Linda Meyers
Greg Mabrey
as Bob Kinmont
Tony Becker
as Jerry Kinmont
Griffin Dunne
as Herbie Johnson
Warren Miller
as Dr. Enders
Robin Pepper
as Skeeter Werner
Brad Savage
as Boy in Wheelchair
John Perell
as Ambulance Driver
Terry Hall
as Ambulance Attendant
Bruce Dennis Cosbey
as Head of Ski Patrol
Dick Winslow
as Man In Car
Candy McCoy
as Andrea Mead Lawrence
David Garfield
as CRC Patient
Kenneth Dorsey
as CRC Patient
William Johnson
as CRC Patient
Frank Foeldi
as CRC Patient
Frank Willis
as CRC Patient
William Woolard
as CRC Patient
Jack Ross Sharp
as CRC Patient
Richard Malone
as CRC Patient
Michael Murdock
as CRC Patient
Samuel Dwyer
as CRC Patient
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  • The Other Side of the Mountain triumphs over its own emotional base and becomes a powerful testimony to individual strength and the value of life.

    Dec 3, 2019 | Full Review…
  • There are those who will weep and be inspired and feel that this is the Love Story of 1975, which, in a way, it is. And then there are those, like myself, who didn't much care for Love Story in 1970.

    Oct 4, 2019 | Full Review…

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