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.
What made her different made her exceptional.
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Did You Know?
In between the scene where Temple sees Chestnut for the first time and the eels ate scene there is a black and white photograph of Temple on horseback with Claire Danes' face. The original photograph was of Grandin herself and is seen in the closing credits. See more
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
[Temple tries to leave the funeral
Temple, are you alright?
I'm leaving now.
It isn't over yet.
I said goodbye when I saw him, he isn't there. I've got him in my mind.
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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Do You Believe in Magic
Written by John Sebastian
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
Courtesy of Buddah Records
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