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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.

Director:

Mick Jackson

Writers:

Temple Grandin (based on the book: "Emergence"), Margaret Scariano (based on the book: "Emergence") | 3 more credits »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 33 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Temple Grandin
Julia Ormond ... Eustacia
David Strathairn ... Dr. Carlock
Catherine O'Hara ... Aunt Ann
Stephanie Faracy ... Betty Goscowitz
Barry Tubb ... Randy
Melissa Farman ... Alice
Steve Shearer ... Jeff Brown
Richard Dillard ... Don Micheals
Jenna Elizabeth Hughes Jenna Elizabeth Hughes ... Four-Year-Old Temple (as Jenna Hughes)
Michael Crabtree ... Uncle Mike
Charles Baker ... Billy
David Born ... Shanklin
Rutherford Cravens ... Feedlot Guard
Matthew Posey ... 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 loves animals! 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 »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the movie Temple learns about people giving each other signals with their eyes to communicate in 1975 from her mother telling her. In real life she read it in a book when she was 50 (1997 or 1998). See more »

Goofs

In the diagnosis scene Eustacia is not with her husband and the psychiatrist is a grey haired American of average weight. In reality her husband Richard was in the room and the psychiatrist was blonde and thin and had a German accent. See more »

Quotes

Temple Grandin: But stepping into the flight zone panics the cattle, and they change from soft moos to loud mooing. Like, prey animals don't make noises that will draw attention to them unless they're trying to warn other members of the herd.
Professor Shanklin: So they're warning each other they're going to be slaughtered?
Temple Grandin: No, no, no, sir. The loud mooing is the same whether they're gonna be dipped, driven around a hard corner or taken to slaughter. I mean, they have no idea what's gonna happen to them...
Professor Shanklin: [interjecting] I'm glad we ...
[...]
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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

Referenced in Modern Family: Halloween 3: AwesomeLand (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

You'll Never Walk Alone
(1945)
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Claire Danes
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User Reviews

 
Thought it was terrific, but....
7 February 2010 | by Bar2debSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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