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
Autism gave her a vision. She gave it a voice.
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Did You Know?
Temple's line about wanting her life to have meaning and not wanting her thoughts to die with her is what she said to the neurologist Oliver Sacks who wrote an article called An Anthropologist On Mars about her in The New Yorker. See more
In the scene before the opening credits Temple's eyes are blue but throughout the rest of the film they are green. See more
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.
There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more
Written by Ray Evans
and Jay Livingston
Performed by Gene Autry
Courtesy of Autry Qualified Interest Trust and The Autry Foundation See more