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?
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
At the pediatrician's office when Temple is four, her mother claims to be a Harvard graduate. This scene would have taken place in 1952. Although some women attended classes at Harvard as Radcliffe students, they were not given degrees from Harvard until 1963. 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
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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