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.
What made her different made her exceptional.
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Did You Know?
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
It is stated that Temple didn't speak till she was 4. In reality, she didn't speak till she was 3 ½ years old. See more
Temple, look at me. Look at me. Do you know how people tell each other things with their eyes? This is me telling you that I love you and I respect you.
[long tearful pause
I will never learn how to do that.
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