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Driving Miss Daisy -- This is the touching tale of an unusual quarter-century friendship between an eccentric elderly Southern Jewish matron and her loyal, black chauffeur.
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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Only those with dull minds would find this boring. 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)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The role of Florine, played by Patti LuPone, is not in the original play "Driving Miss Daisy". It was written in by playwright and screenwriter Alfred Uhry specifically for LuPone, who, Uhry felt, looked good in a costume.See more »
Continuity: When Hoke is driving Miss Daisy through the backwoods of a long trip, he is driving a 1955 Cadillac, but in the long shots it's a 1956 Cadillac (see 'trivia).See more »
Boolie Werthan:I'd better be gettin' back to the office. Florene'll be havin' a fit if I don't get home on time tonight.
Daisy Werthan:[sarcastically] Ya'll must have plans tonight!
Boolie Werthan:Goin' to the Anderson's for a dinner party.
Daisy Werthan:This is her idea of heaven on earth, isn't it?
Boolie Werthan:What?
Daisy Werthan:Socializin' with Episcopalians!
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Only those with dull minds would find this boring., 7 December 1998
Author: Christopher Walton ( from Boise, Idaho, USA

Only those with dull minds would find this boring. A truly perfect movie, in my opinion. I never saw the stage production, but I can't believe it could have been better. I believe the movie was perfectly cast, as well, even though I adore Dana Ivey, who originated the role of Daisy Werthan. By the way, I can see a day far in the future when Morgan Freeman will win an Oscar for a small supporting role in an otherwise forgettable movie. That Oscar will be the reward for movies like this one.

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