Other Side of the Mountain


1h 41m 1975

Brief Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Window to the Sky, A
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Release Date
1975
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Window to the Sky, A
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Release Date
1975
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Award Nominations

Best Song

1975

Quotes

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."
- 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.
- Jill Kinmont

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1974

Re-released in United States on Video June 29, 1994

Released in United States 1974

Re-released in United States on Video June 29, 1994