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Temple Grandin (2010)

A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.

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Alice
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Richard Dillard ...
Don Micheals
Jenna Hughes ...
Four-Year-Old Temple
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Billy
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Rutherford Cravens ...
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Ted Gilbert
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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 garykmcd

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What made her different made her exceptional. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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6 February 2010 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In the movie Temple learns about people giving each other signals with their eyes to communicate in 1975 from her mother telling her. In real life she read it in a book when she was 50 (1997 or 1998). See more »

Goofs

At Temple's boarding school we see Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs on campus. This breed was not brought to the United States until the mid-1980's. See more »

Quotes

Temple Grandin: Spooked cattle don't act straight. They get bruised, scraped, drowned... that all cost money. It takes a good half an hour to calm a herd, and that all cost money too. It's not a good way to run a stockyard. I believe what's good for cattle is also good for business.
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Crazy Credits

There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more »

Connections

References Doctor Dolittle (1967) See more »

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From Here to Eternity
(1953)
Underscore composed by George Duning
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Under License from Sony Pictures Music Group
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Thought it was terrific, but....
7 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

I thought the movie was well made, and that Ms. Danes did a great job showing the confusion and terror that can accompany autism. But what really surprised me...was my husband...who sat and watched the whole movie with me and thoroughly enjoyed it! He felt bad that so many men that Temple came in contact with in the cattle industry were cruel and inconsiderate of her. We were both glad that someone finally gave her ideas a chance, and that her designs still are the standard of today. After watching the broadcast, I wanted to learn more about Temple and went online immediately and watched some old interviews with her. It made me appreciate the performance of Ms. Danes even more! My husband and I both wish heartfelt congratulations to both HBO Films and the real Temple Grandin.


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