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.
What made her different made her exceptional.
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Did You Know?
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
In the movie Temple's squeeze machine is thrown away but in reality it was put into storage. See more
I think it's time for bed, young lady. We get up with the rooster around here.
[Temple gets a mental image of them on the roof going cockadoodledoo along with the rooster and then she looks puzzled
There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more
I Take the Chance
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 See more