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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  26 January 1990 (USA)
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An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

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An elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta can no longer drive. Her son insists she allow him to hire a driver, which in the 1950s meant a black man. She resists any change in her life but, Hoke, the driver is hired by her son. She refuses to allow him to drive her anywhere at first, but Hoke slowly wins her over with his native good graces. The movie is directly taken from a stage play and does show it. It covers over twenty years of the pair's life together as they slowly build a relationship that transcends their differences. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Miss Daisy et son chauffeur  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

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$106,593,296 (USA)
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In the scenes involving the black 4 door Cadillac sedan, the director uses both a 1955 and a 1956 Cadillac. The cars' exteriors are identical except for the rear exhaust fender flare on the '56. The rear fender on the '55 is flat. See more »

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When Hoke is eating while sitting at the kitchen table, there is a bottle of hot sauce on the table. The bottle cap can be seen to have a tamper-proof seal in place. Those weren't used at that time. See more »

Quotes

Daisy Werthan: I've never been prejudiced in my life and you know it.
Boolie Werthan: [about the Martin Luther King dinner] Okay, then why don't you ask Hoke to go with you?
Daisy Werthan: Hoke? Don't be ridiculous. He wouldn't go.
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JINGLE BELLS
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Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
Arranged and Performed by Charlotte Georg (as Les Peel)
Courtesy of Capitol Production Music/Ole Georg
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A touching film that is a story of ultimate friendship and loyalty.
31 October 1998 | by (Brea, California USA) – See all my reviews

Driving Miss Daisy is the story of a frienship between a hard to live with Jewish lady and her chauffeur. Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy give great performances along with Dan Aykroyd as a loving son to Miss Daisy. Great score and cinamatography add to this films enjoyment. If you're an old car buff like me, note that beautiful 1948 Hudson that is used in the first half of the movie.


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