Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story

Network Premier: April 26, 2000
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.

Dove Review

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.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: OMG-2; expletives-3.
Violence: Scary scenes as the plane struggles through an icy storm, then crashes; an avalanche nearly kills the family, but no lives are lost.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Children show some disrespect toward their parents in the beginning, but after the accident they pull together and show their love for their parents.


Company: CBS
Writer: Dan Levine
Director: Michael Switzer
Producer: Preston Fischer
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 120 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Phil Boatwright