8.3/10
21,073
88 user 23 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(based on the book: "Emergence"), (based on the book: "Emergence") | 3 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
1,007 ( 48)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 32 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Richard Dillard ...
Jenna Hughes ...
Michael Crabtree ...
Uncle Mike
...
Billy
...
Professor Shanklin
Rutherford Cravens ...
Feedlot Guard
...
Cody the Woodshop Guy
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What made her different made her exceptional. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Du gehst nicht allein  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Grandin originally thought that Sigourney Weaver would be playing her; perhaps not surprising given that she played an autistic woman in Snow Cake and is a brunette like Grandin rather than blonde Claire Danes. She is also of a similar height to Grandin. See more »

Goofs

Temple is shown watching a movie on TV and uses a remote control. This was while she was in grad school, early to mid 1970s. Regular home TV remotes were not available until late 1980s. (There were TV remote controls as early as the 60's, but they emitted ultrasonic tones. Commonly called a "clicker". Temple is shown using a clicker.) See more »

Quotes

Aunt Ann: I think it's time for bed, young lady. We get up with the rooster around here.
Temple Grandin: [Temple gets a mental image of them on the roof going cockadoodledoo along with the rooster and then she looks puzzled]
See more »

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

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.96 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

From Here to Eternity
(1953)
Underscore composed by George Duning
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Under License from Sony Pictures Music Group
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


90 of 101 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?