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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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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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Autism gave her a vision. She gave it a voice. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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6 February 2010 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the scene before the opening credits Temple's eyes are blue but throughout the rest of the film they are green. See more »

Quotes

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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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 Carousel (1956) See more »

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If I Had a Hammer
(1949)
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.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Thought it was terrific, but....
7 February 2010 | by (Los Angeles, California) – 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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