Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
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
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The role of Florine, played by Patti LuPone, is not in the original play. It was written in by Alfred Uhry specifically for LuPone, who, Uhry felt, looked good in a costume. See more »
In the very early scene where Miss Daisy is inside starting her car it is a 1949-1953 Chrysler. The car shown backing over the wall from the outside is a 1946-1948 Chrysler. See more »
You should have let me keep my old LaSalle. It never would've behaved this way and you know it.
Mama, cars don't behave. They are behaved upon. Fact is, you demolished that Chrysler all by yourself.
Say what you want, I know the truth.
The truth is, you just cost the insurance company $2,700. You're a terrible risk. Nobody's gonna want to issue you a policy after this.
You're just saying that to be hateful!
OK. I am. I'm makin' it all up. Look out there in the driveway! Every insurance company ...
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A touching film that is a story of ultimate friendship and loyalty.
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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