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The Other Side of the Mountain Details


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

  • Release date:November 14, 1975


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Marilyn Hassett New Star of the Year - Female 1975 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Marilyn Hassett Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1975 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Norman Gimbel Best Original Song 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Norman Gimbel Best Song 1975 Nominee


Marilyn Hassett
as Jill Kinmont
Beau Bridges
as Dick Buek
Belinda Montgomery
as Audra-Jo
Nan Martin
as June Kinmont
Dabney Coleman
as Dave McCoy
Bill Vint
as Buddy Werner
Hampton Fancher
as Lee Zadroga
Dori Brenner
as Cookie
Walter Brooke
as Dean
Greg Mabrey
as Bob Kinmont
Tony Becker
as Jerry Kinmont
Griffin Dunne
as Herbie Johnson
Brad Savage
as Boy in Wheelchair
Kenneth Dorsey
as CRC Patient
Frank Foeldi
as CRC Patient
Frank Willis
as CRC Patient
Michael Murdock
as CRC Patient
Samuel Dwyer
as CRC Patients
John Perell
as Ambulance Driver
Sharri Zak
as Nurse
Dick Winslow
as Man In Car
Don Newsome
as Therapist
Peter Canon
as Therapist
John Zaccaro
Peter Canon
as Therapist
Don Newsome
as Therapist


Larry Peerce
Ed Feldman
David Seltzer
Norman Gimbel
Olivia Newton-John
Eve Newman
Grady Hunt
Costume Designer
Ken Swor
First Assistant Director
Max Kleven
Second Unit Director
Max Kleven
Stunts Coordinator