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.
Autism gave her a vision. She gave it a voice.
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Did You Know?
The scenes in which cows appear to be drowning or otherwise in danger were shot not with living cattle but instead with detailed model cows called "stuffies" or an animatronic cow. See more
In the movie Temple's squeeze machine is thrown away but in reality it was put into storage. 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
If I Had a Hammer
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.
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