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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 26 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Growth of Affection See more (124 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
Dan Mabry .... stunt double (as Danny Mabry)
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)
 
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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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) | Chile:14 | 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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
While being interviewed in the 2008 PBS Mini-Series "The Jewish Americans" (2008), Alfred Uhry, who wrote the film's screen play and grew up as a Jewish child in Atlanta during the 40's and 50's, admitted that many Jews in Atlanta celebrated Christmas like Boolie and his wife in attempt to be a part of a community where Jews were a minority.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Just after Hoke comes to Miss Daisy's and is trying to stay busy, he is working outside in her zinnia bed. Miss Daisy bangs on the upstairs window to get him to stop. The window has Plexiglass in it, and doesn't make the sound that single-pane window glass of the period would have if someone banged on it with their knuckles.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Driving Miss Wealthy (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
(I LOVE YOU) FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONSSee more »

FAQ

What movie was Idella watching when she dies of heart attack?
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44 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
The Growth of Affection, 27 February 2003
Author: lcbabybleue from Reno, NV

After watching this film for the second time I realized just how important the affection that occurs between Hoke and Daisy really is. What grows between these two is something most people only wish to have in their lives. What is so special about it, though?

From the beginning of their relationship, the two are forced to be together. Daisy is forced to have a driver and Hoke is hired on for that position. For both, the relationship is one out of need. Hoke needs a paying job and Daisy needs a driver in her old age (although, she would never admit it to anyone especially herself).

As time goes by, though, Daisy's need of Hoke becomes clearer to herself. She begins to depend on him. This is definitely made clear at the end when Hoke is feeding Daisy her pumpkin pie, and she enjoys each bite fully.

Another aspect of the movie which got to me was the great array of choices the director made with the filming. Hoke is a character of very few words but teaches Daisy so much. Morgan Freeman's acting in this character is amazing. The knowledge he shows within his eyes is one reason I almost felt closer to him than Daisy did throughout the first half of the movie. In a way, he teaches her a new way of life. He does so by showing himself truly and honestly.

Another choice the director made was in the symbolic way the film was made. The beauty of the many seasons is shown through the changes of the landscape. The trees transform from winter to spring and the streets go from sheets of ice to warm asphalt. And the cars get larger and more high tech. Time is so important in Daisy's and Hoke's affection/friendship that this is a great way to show that.

There are so many aspects of this film which I could go on and on about. It is a wonderful film of which any person can get a fulfilling movie watching experience out of. They can also learn a lot from it, too! Watch it.

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