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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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Mick Jackson

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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

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What made her different made her exceptional. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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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 »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The scene before the cattle auction was set in Arizona but filmed in Texas. Originally they were going to shoot it in Calgary in Canada but Grandin objected saying that there was no way that Calgary could be made to look like Arizona. See more »

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In the movie Temple's squeeze machine is thrown away but in reality it was put into storage. See more »

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Aunt Ann: I think it's time for bed, young lady. We get up with the rooster around here.
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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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I Take the Chance
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Performed by Jim Ed Brown & The Browns
Courtesy of RCA Records Nashville
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This movie is amazing
7 February 2010 | by GrammarMattersSee all my reviews

Don't miss this movie. You will be glad you saw it. It does a great job of letting you see the world through the eyes of Temple Grandin.

I've seen the real Temple in documentaries and such several times, and although Claire is too good looking - she does a great job of capturing what it is like to be Temple.

The movie is intense and I almost felt like I was experiencing the world the way Temple would. Congratulations to the writers and director.

Temple is a brave and heroic figure and this movie will leave you spiritually uplifted and optimistic.


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