Biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become a Ph.D. and expert in the field of animal husbandry. She developed an interest in cattle early in life while spending time at her Aunt and Uncle's ranch. She did not speak until age four and had difficulty right through high school, mostly in dealing with people. Her mother was very supportive as were some of her teachers. She is noted for creating her "hug box", widely recognized today as a way of relieving stress in autistic children, and her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants, which have been the subject of several books and won an award from PETA. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University and well-known speaker on autism and animal handling. Written by
What made her different made her exceptional.
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Did You Know?
Parts of this movie were filmed at Southwestern University, a small, private, liberal arts college in Georgetown, Texas. See more
Temple is shown watching a movie on TV and uses a remote control. This was while she was in grad school, early to mid 1970s. Regular home TV remotes were not available until late 1980s. (There were TV remote controls as early as the 60's, but they emitted ultrasonic tones. Commonly called a "clicker". Temple is shown using a clicker.) See more
Temple, look at me. Look at me. Do you know how people tell each other things with their eyes? This is me telling you that I love you and I respect you.
[long tearful pause
I will never learn how to do that.
There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more
You'll Never Walk Alone
Written by Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Claire Danes See more