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Driving Miss Daisy -- Over 25 years, as the American South changes profoundly, the friendship between a highly independent, eccentric Jewish matron and the stalwart and very patient black widower.
Driving Miss Daisy -- 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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Writers (WGA):
Alfred Uhry (screenplay)
Alfred Uhry (play)
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Release Date:
26 January 1990 (USA) See more »
The comedy that won a Pulitzer Prize See more »
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 4 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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A touching film that is a story of ultimate friendship and loyalty. See more (131 total) »


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Directed by
Bruce Beresford 
Writing credits
Alfred Uhry (screenplay)

Alfred Uhry (play)

Produced by
David Brown .... executive producer
Robert Doudell .... associate producer
Jake Eberts .... co-executive producer
Alfred Uhry .... associate producer
Lili Fini Zanuck .... producer
Richard D. Zanuck .... producer
Original Music by
Hans Zimmer (music composed by)
Cinematography by
Peter James (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mark Warner 
Production Design by
Bruno Rubeo 
Art Direction by
Victor Kempster 
Set Decoration by
Crispian Sallis 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth McBride 
Makeup Department
Lynn Barber .... assistant makeup
Kevin Haney .... makeup consultant
Philip Ivey .... hair stylist (as Phillip Ivey)
Philip Leto .... hair stylist (as Phil Leto)
Manlio Rocchetti .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Robert Doudell .... unit production manager
Russell Paris .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martha M. Elcan .... second assistant director (as Martha Elcan)
Katterli Frauenfelder .... first assistant director
Art Department
Benjamin Beresford .... property assistant
Wren Boney .... head set dresser
Gary Buckles .... set dresser (as Gary L. Buckles)
Don E. Cochran .... scenic chargeman
Tom S. Gunter .... scenic billboards
Jeanne M. Hall .... greensperson
Paul Huggins .... construction foreman
Tony Kupersmith .... construction coordinator
Kristen McGary .... lead person (as Kris McGary)
John Oliveira .... set dresser
Vera Smith .... property assistant
Philip Steuer .... property
Karen Young .... set dresser
Bill Zullo .... property assistant (as William Zullo)
Steven Blutstein .... lead man (uncredited)
Steven Blutstein .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jeff Cronin .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Patrick Fuhrman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Phil Hayes .... set dresser (uncredited)
George A. Lee .... painter (uncredited)
Amy McGary .... buyer (uncredited)
Stephanie Ryan .... additional art department assistant (uncredited)
Johnny Thigpen .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Sandina Bailo-Lape .... foley editor
Tom Bellfort .... adr editor
Gloria S. Borders .... supervising sound editor
Gloria Cooper .... cableperson
Gloria Cooper .... second boom
Melissa Dietz .... dialogue editor
Clare C. Freeman .... assistant editor (as Clare Freeman)
Hank Garfield .... production mixer
Karen Harding .... assistant editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Tim Holland .... effects editor
Matthew Iadarola .... re-recording mixer
Ronald Jacobs .... dialogue editor
Michael Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Matt Patterson .... recordist (as Matthew Patterson)
Andy Rovins .... boom operator
David Slusser .... foley recordist
Kim Cascone .... assistant foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
B.J. Shelley .... special effects assistant
Bob Shelley .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Tim Donahue .... visual effects art director: Introvision (uncredited)
Richard Kilroy .... matte painter: Introvision (uncredited)
Richard Kilroy .... model builder (uncredited)
John P. Mesa .... visual effects cameraman (uncredited)
William Mesa .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Rick Rische .... matte painter: Introvision (uncredited)
Danny Mabry .... stunt double
Mags Kavanaugh .... stunt double (uncredited)
Gene Witham .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Becker .... best boy
Sam Emerson .... still photographer (as Sam Young Emerson)
Michael Fedack .... dolly grip (as Michael John Fedack)
David J. Frederick .... first assistant camera (as David John Frederick)
Robert Kempf .... key grip
David Meistrich .... second assistant camera
Greg Morse .... playback operator
Erich Roland .... camera operator
Keith Sherer .... gaffer
David Sinrich .... best boy / grip
David Reeder .... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Elyn Wright .... casting: Atlanta (as Elyn S. Wright)
Diane Alexander .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kris Kearney .... costumer (as Kristine Kearney)
Susan Mickey .... costumer (as Susan E. Mickey)
Marsha Perloff .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Donald Likovich .... assistant film editor
Jeremiah O'Driscoll .... apprentice film editor
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Steven Ramirez .... first assistant film editor
Tom Shaffer .... color timer
Music Department
Barry Levine .... music supervisor
Laura Perlman .... music editor
Jay Rifkin .... music scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Cindy Parker .... transportation captain
J.L. Parker .... transportation coordinator
Ronald F. Debranski II .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Royce D. Applegate .... additional voice (as Royce Applegate)
Bowen Astrop .... production assistant
Robert Ballentine .... assistant location manager
Ronni Chasen .... public relations
June Christopher .... additional voice
Andrew M. Comins .... location manager
Leigh French .... additional voice
Nanette Guidebeck .... assistant production coordinator
Archie Hahn .... additional voice
Annette Haywood-Carter .... script supervisor
Colleen Hess .... stand-in
Bob Hoffman .... unit publicist (as Robert Hoffman)
B.J. Hughes .... stand-in
Jim LaClair .... production assistant (as James LaClair)
Eugene Lee .... additional voice
Robert E. Lee .... production accountant
Lois Middlebrooks .... stand-in
Charlene Murray .... production secretary (as Charlene Murray/Rose)
Stoke T. Renigade Patterson .... production assistant (as Stroke T. Renigade)
Letha Perkins .... stand-in
Felton Perry .... additional voice
Wendy Price .... production accountant (as Wendy M. Price)
Patricia Sammons .... craft service (as Tricia Sammons)
Judith Schefke .... assistant to the producers
Katherine Shaw .... researcher
Ruth Silveira .... additional voice
Michael C. Smith .... police coordinator (as Mike Smith)
Gregory Snegoff .... additional voice
Eric P. Steckler .... production accountant
Lynne Marie Stewart .... additional voice (as Lynne Stewart)
Sean Swint .... production assistant
Arnold F. Turner .... additional voice (as Arnold Turner)
Leon Watkins .... stand-in
Jonathan Watson .... production assistant
Teresa M. Yarbrough .... production coordinator
Frans J. Afman .... financial services (uncredited)
Larry Gilbert .... police security (uncredited)
Tim Haslam .... Majestic Films sales executive (uncredited)
Grace Markley-Reiter .... production assistant (uncredited)
Irving Vendig .... our gratitude to: creator-writer, "The Edge of Night"
Crew verified as complete

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99 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Jessica Tandy won the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Daisy Werthan. At age 81, she is the oldest winner of a Best Actress Oscar.See more »
Anachronisms: Prior to Hoke driving Miss Daisy to Alabama the street scene shows very clearly directional arrows painted in the street. These weren't in use until at least the 1970s.See more »
[Boolie and Daisy are discussing attending a dinner where Martin Luther King will be speaking]
Boolie Werthan:Mama, we have to talk about this.
Daisy Werthan:Talk about what?
Boolie Werthan:The feasibility of all this. Now, I believe Martin Luther King has done some marvelous things...
Daisy Werthan:Boolie, if you don't want to go...
Boolie Werthan:I wanna go. You know how I feel about him.
Daisy Werthan:I know, but Florene!
Boolie Werthan:Florene has nothing to do with it. But, I still have to conduct business in this town.
Daisy Werthan:[incredulously] I know, Werthan Bag will go out of business if you attend the King dinner.
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A touching film that is a story of ultimate friendship and loyalty., 31 October 1998
Author: Steve Richmond from Brea, California USA

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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