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.
What made her different made her exceptional.
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Did You Know?
In an early draft of the script there was going to be a romance but Temple herself was adamantly opposed to this as she has never had romance. See more
In the movie Temple goes to the Hampshire Country Day School. Although that is its name these days (and it doesn't accept girls or autistic children of any gender) at the time it was known as Mountain Country School (but did accept girls and autistic children). It is located in Rindge, New Hampshire (also the location of Franklin Pierce College which she attended). See more
I've eaten bulls' testicles! Ate them in my aunt's ranch. Regularly! This is a waste!
There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more
References The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
If I Had a Hammer
Written by Lee Hays
(as Lee Hayes) and Pete Seeger
Performed by Peter Paul & Mary
(as Peter, Paul & Mary)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
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