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.
What made her different made her exceptional.
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Did You Know?
Claire Danes was 30 or 31 at the time of filming. She plays Temple Grandin from the age of 15 (in 1962) to 34 (in 1981). See more
In the scene before the opening credits Temple's eyes are blue but throughout the rest of the film they are green. See more
I have done everything that I can for Temple, and if it isn't good enough, then it just isn't good enough. But you cannot even begin to imagine the chaos, the upheavals, the tantrums and the pain.
You seem to be acting as if you have done something wrong, when it's obvious you've done everything right. I think she's terrific.
There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more
Written by Ray Evans
and Jay Livingston
Performed by Gene Autry
Courtesy of Autry Qualified Interest Trust and The Autry Foundation See more