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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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Alfred Uhry (screenplay)
Alfred Uhry (play)
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Release Date:
26 January 1990 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The comedy that won a Pulitzer Prize See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
Won 4 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy in a heart-warming, human story See more (132 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Bruce Beresford 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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)
 
Stunts
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)
 
Thanks
Irving Vendig .... our gratitude to: creator-writer, "The Edge of Night"
 
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Runtime:
99 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Dolby | Dolby Digital (DVD version)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Finland:S | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | South Korea:12 (DVD rating) | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:PG (#29912) | West Germany:6

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Trivia:
Second of only two Academy Award Best Picture winners to have been adapted for the screen from plays having won the Pulitzer Prize.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Hoke arrives to take Miss Daisy to Uncle Walter's birthday party, he pulls up in the Hudson with both windows down. They are leaving for a trip that is obviously overnight, and he does not put his windows up.See more »
Quotes:
Hoke Colburn:[Hoke walks in, Boolie and Daisy are there to confront him about a missing can of salmon] Mornin', Miss Daisy. I think it's gettin' ready to clear up out there! Oh, 'scuse me, Mr. Werthan!
Boolie Werthan:Hoke, I think we're gonna have to have a little talk.
Hoke Colburn:All right, sir. Just let me get outta my coat.
[pauses, then turns to Daisy]
Hoke Colburn:Oh, Miss Daisy, yesterday, while you was out visitin', I went and ate a can of your salmon. Now, I know you said eat the left-over pork chops, but they was kinda stiff. So, I stopped at the Piggly Wiggly and got you another can. You want me just to go on and put it in the cupboard?
[...]
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36 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy in a heart-warming, human story, 11 April 2004
Author: Keith F. Hatcher from La Rioja, Spain

Maybe 'the Shawshank Redemption' (1994) (qv) is a bigger, better, more brazen film, with far more pretensions, and is, of course, an excellent film: but I cannot avoid thinking that it is in 'Driving Miss Daisy' that Morgan Freeman develops his best rôle, playing so well opposite the unrepeatable Jessica Landry. I have not seen all of Freeman's films, nor do I wish to. Of those I have seen he is more or less 'O.K.' as you might say; What makes 'Driving Miss Daisy' work is the human and humane compassion and sympathy flowing between the two lead actors, with Dan Ackroyd, surprisingly, and Esther Rolle both lending a good hand. One might argue that it is 'only' an oversweetened sentimental story; be that as it may, the film endeavours to portray the aging relationship between the white Jewish rich woman and her poor black chauffeur throughout 25 years. And Jessica Landry was over eighty years old when she made this film. In this aspect, evidently the film succeeds, as the story itself is really of secondary importance: it is the beautifully filmed scenes and the dialogues which build up to something greater than the story per se. In an age dominated by cinema stuffed with violence, sex, special effects and so on, here is an example without such measures, relying on pure acting and interpretative skills so as to tell a clean simple story. You might well like to compare this film with Lindsay Anderson's 'The Whales of August' (1987) (qv), with an absolutely unrepeatable cast with Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, Vincent Price and Ann Sothern: a delicious retrospective piece. 'Driving Miss Daisy' was meticulously made, with all those cars of the 50's and 60's and the careful scene settings, brought out by excellent photography, and all backed up by what must be Hans Zimmer's most appropriate and touching score. His score was also good in that tremendous film 'Thelma and Louise' as well as in 'The House of the Spirits' and 'Beyond Rangoon' (1995) (qv). 'Driving Miss Daisy' is one of those videos in my collection which I am pleased to blow the dust off and watch yet again: it is still as charming as ever.

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