Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story
Tom Kincaid (William Devane) and his wife Anne (Patty Duke) are looking forward to celebrating their anniversary at their winter cabin with their three children. Although successful in business, Tom’s domineering personality and attempts to control his children the way he controls his company have torn his family apart. Always the mediator, Anne carries the burden of easing the tension between her husband and the kids.
When the off-course plane goes down on a snowy mountain, Tom, hurt the worst and losing blood quickly, must learn to trust and rely on his family as they struggle to survive a devastating avalanche, hunger and freezing winds.
The typical dysfunctional family routine becomes tiresome quickly, but after the exciting crash, we begin to learn the reasons for the argumentative personalities of the three children. Slowly, Tom learns to trust and begins to see how much his family cares for him. With this new understanding comes the film’s message: family is important – cherish it. This film is awarded the Dove Seal for all ages, but parents should be advised that the plane crash and the harrowing struggle that results from it may be frightening for younger children.