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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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Cast

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 Richard Dillard ... Don Micheals
Jenna Elizabeth Hughes Jenna Elizabeth Hughes ... Four-Year-Old Temple (as Jenna Hughes)
Michael Crabtree Michael Crabtree ... Uncle Mike
Charles Baker ... Billy
David Born ... Shanklin
Rutherford Cravens ... Feedlot Guard
Matthew Posey ... Ted Gilbert
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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 »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Temple Grandin See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

One of the cows was nicknamed The Little Red Cow Who Could by the production team. This cow was the one seen in all the underwater shots (albeit dyed) and in the scene where a cow is shot the little red cow had to go into the room first to encourage the cow that was used in that scene. See more »

Goofs

At the pediatrician's office when Temple is four, her mother claims to be a Harvard graduate. This scene would have taken place in 1952. Although some women attended classes at Harvard as Radcliffe students, they were not given degrees from Harvard until 1963. See more »

Quotes

Temple Grandin: [voiceover] I've always wanted to understand the gentleness that other people feel by being hugged by their mothers. And now I've made a machine that lets me do that. It feels like a wire gets reconnected. Like something gets repaired.
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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 Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.78 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Man from U.N.C.L.E.
(1964)
Theme and Cues Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
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Wonderful movie
7 February 2010 | by dgomenSee all my reviews

First, I also disagree completely with the first reviewer. It makes me wonder if this person actually knows someone who is autistic. And this is the only downfall of the movie if there is one at all. I feared that someone watching this movie with little to no autism experience would take the presentation of this great story the wrong way. Thinking it may be silly or shallow, when in fact it is not. Anyone who has not had first hand experience may need some instructional guide along the way. I would recommend reading her book and the purpose of the way this movie was correctly portrayed will be clear.

My son is 8 years old with Autism and so much of this movie hit home with me and also gave me hope. It is an inspiring movie and story, and a true one at that. Time constraints understandably didn't allow for the whole story to be told, but this was a great attempt and success in doing so. It is so hard to explain to other people about the intricate details of autism with out lecturing someone on it for hours. This movie helps bridge that gap for the unaware and touches the heart of hope to the ones who are aware.

Thank you for making this movie. I read this book a couple years ago and was delighted when I heard they had been making the movie, but also worried they would get it wrong. Well they didn't, wonderful movie!


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