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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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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The movie received its Emmy award on Temple Grandin's birthday. See more »

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It is stated that Temple didn't speak till she was 4. In reality, she didn't speak till she was 3 ½ years old. See more »

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Temple Grandin: Of course they're gonna get slaughtered. You think we'd have cattle if people didn't eat 'em everyday? They'd just be funny-lookin' animals in zoos. But we raise them for us. That means we owe them some respect. Nature is cruel, but we don't have to be. I would'nt want to have my guts ripped out by a lion, I'd much rather die in a slaughterhouse if it was done right.
Dr. Carlock: It seems to me that you should be the one to design... the slaughterhouse...
Temple Grandin: [interrupting] We can easily do a way where they ...
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There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more »

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References The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) See more »

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I Take the Chance
(1956)
Written by Charlie Louvin (as Charles Louvin) and Ira Louvin
Performed by Jim Ed Brown & The Browns
Courtesy of RCA Records Nashville
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Different and Great
7 February 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If this were not a TV movie I would expect it to be listed as an Oscar nominee. The movie is captivating not only for the exceptional acting but providing us with a glimpse into the world of autism. Everything about this movie points to excellence: the writing, the direction, the cinematography and the acting of a superb cast featuring Claire Danes in what must be the role of a lifetime.

The movie is moving in its emotional impact without becoming maudlin. The pace of the movie is quick and takes us through a number of years in the fascinating life of Temple Grandin without losing us or boring us.

Temple Grandin describes herself in the movie as "different not less." I would describe the movie as "different and great."

The cast and the crew may well be in line for Emmys and Golden Globes. If so, let no one say it was because of sympathy for the subject matter. It deserves any awards it wins for the excellence of the production values.

This is TV at its best!


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