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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 33 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Don Micheals
Jenna Elizabeth Hughes Jenna Elizabeth Hughes ... Four-Year-Old Temple (as Jenna Hughes)
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 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. Written by garykmcd

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Autism gave her a vision. She gave it a voice. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Grandin originally thought that Sigourney Weaver would be playing her; perhaps not surprising given that she played an autistic woman in Snow Cake and is a brunette like Grandin rather than blonde Claire Danes. She is also of a similar height to Grandin. See more »

Goofs

The small rocket that Professor Carlock, the science teacher, launches to celebrate Temple Grandin's success with the "perspective" room is a model of the "Little Joe II" which in 1962 was in the fabrication stage. The details needed would not have been available for modeling. The little Joe II's first test flight wasn't for another year still. Also, the size and configuration of the model rocket and its motor are too advanced for that time period. It wouldn't be until 1970 that a model of that size would be viable. See more »

Quotes

Temple Grandin: My name is Temple Grandin. I'm not like other people. I think in pictures and I connect them.
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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

References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Had a Hammer
(1949)
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.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

 
Overflowing with emotion
6 February 2010 | by anchor-9See all my reviews

That this production is near onto perfect can readily be documented by the votes cast. That it touches intimately on subjects so personal and universal through a story documenting a case of autism can only be appreciated by viewing it. It is an amazing effort on the part of so many persons bringing this story forward so vividly. Maybe Temple was lucky that doors were not kept out of her reach at times of incredible change; maybe her gifts would not have been realized had she not been strong enough to open the doors herself or been strong enough allow others to help. But luck has nothing to do with the quality of this vision shared. This production is something to which all should aspire.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Temple Grandin See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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