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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Temple Grandin
... Eustacia
... Dr. Carlock
... Aunt Ann
... Betty Goscowitz
... Randy
... Alice
... Jeff Brown
Richard Dillard ... Don Micheals
Jenna Elizabeth Hughes ... Four-Year-Old Temple (as Jenna Hughes)
Michael Crabtree ... Uncle Mike
... Billy
... Shanklin
Rutherford Cravens ... Feedlot Guard
... 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 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 »

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Biography | Drama

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6 February 2010 (USA)  »

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Parts of this movie were filmed at Southwestern University, a small, private, liberal arts college in Georgetown, Texas. 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 »

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Dr. Carlock: And trust me, we know how different she is.
Eustacia: Different, not less.
Dr. Carlock: Different, but not less.
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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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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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I Take the Chance
(1956)
Written by Charlie Louvin (as Charles Louvin) and Ira Louvin
Performed by Jim Ed Brown & The Browns
Courtesy of RCA Records Nashville
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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It's tremendous and here are some very good reasons for my reasoning...
9 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

So much Autism in my family and such a rinse to see it portrayed in a respectful and yet, unhappy and troubled way. Autism is not for the Hallmark Card set - it is not for the After School Special digesters - it is difficult and rife with woe but also filled with newness and, forgive the hyperbole, wonder.

I thought the director and Danes went to important extremes that were so vital to telling this great, great story.

I have A.S. and I will tell you - the moment Temple realigns the uneven wallpaper in her mind - it had me. THAT is the mind of someone outside the room of traditional music. This is a great film and Claire Danes is giving the performance of unbelievable honesty and valor. Bravo to Jackson - Brava to Danes.


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