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Driving Miss Daisy (1989) Poster

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Daisy Werthan: Hoke?

Hoke Colburn: Yes'm.

Daisy Werthan: You're my best friend.

Hoke Colburn: No, go on Miss Daisy.

Daisy Werthan: No, really, you are...

[Takes Hoke's hand]

Daisy Werthan: You are.

Hoke Colburn: Yes'm.

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Idella: I'm goin', Miss Daisy.

Daisy Werthan: [from upstairs] Alright Idella, see you tomorrow.

Hoke Colburn: I'm goin' too, Miss Daisy.

Daisy Werthan: Good!

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Boolie Werthan: You're a doodle, Mama.

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Boolie Werthan: How're you, Idella?

Idella: Livin'.

Boolie Werthan: Where's that vacuum cleaner I brought over here?

Idella: In the closet.

Boolie Werthan: [turning to Hoke] She won't touch it.

Idella: I would if it didn't give me a shock every time I come near it!

Boolie Werthan: It works for me!

Idella: Fine... you clean and I'll go down and run your office!

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[Hoke and Miss Daisy are talking about how he can't read]

Daisy Werthan: You know your letters don't you?

Hoke Colburn: Oh yeah, yeah I know my ABC's pretty good, just can't read.

Daisy Werthan: Stop saying that you're making me mad! If you know your letters you can read. You just don't know you can read.

Hoke Colburn: Maam?

Daisy Werthan: I taught some of the stupidest children God ever put on the face of this earth and all of them could read well enough to find a name on a tombstone.

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Hoke Colburn: [on a pay phone calling Boolie after taking Daisy to the Piggly Wiggly] Hello, Mr. Werthan? Yeah, it's me. Guess where I'm at? I jus' finished drivin' yo mama to da store.

[laughs]

Hoke Colburn: Oh, yeah, she flap around some, but she's all right, she in da store. Oh, Lord, she jus' looked out da window an' seen me on da phone... prob'ly gonna throw a fit right there at da checkout!

[pause]

Hoke Colburn: You sho' right about that! Only took me six days. Same time it took the Lord to make the world! All right, 'bye now!

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Daisy Werthan: It's 7:16!

Boolie Werthan: You should have a job on the radio announcing the time.

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Daisy Werthan: Did you have the air-conditioning checked? I told you to have the air-conditioning checked.

Hoke Colburn: I had the air-conditioning checked. I don't know what for. You never allow me to turn it on.

Daisy Werthan: Hush up!

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Daisy Werthan: You should have let me keep my old LaSalle. It never would've behaved this way and you know it.

Boolie Werthan: Mama, cars don't behave. They are behaved upon. Fact is, you demolished that Chrysler all by yourself.

Daisy Werthan: Say what you want, I know the truth.

Boolie Werthan: 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.

Daisy Werthan: You're just saying that to be hateful!

Boolie Werthan: OK. I am. I'm makin' it all up. Look out there in the driveway! Every insurance company in America is out there, waving their fountain pen, trying to get you to sign up!

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Hoke Colburn: Hey, there, Oscar, Junior... how you boys doin' this morning?

Oscar: How the old lady treatin' you, Hoke?

Hoke Colburn: Lord, I tell you one thing... she sho' do know how to throw a fit!

[Hoke, Oscar, and Junior break out in laughter]

Daisy Werthan: What's so funny?

Hoke Colburn: Nothin', Miss Daisy. We jus' carryin' on.

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Daisy Werthan: [Hoke and Daisy are driving to Boolie and Florene's for a Christmas party. Daisy, a Jew, is annoyed at the extraneous Christmas light displays] Everybody's wishing the Georgia Power Company a Merry Christmas.

Hoke Colburn: I bet Miss Florene got 'em all beat with the new house.

Daisy Werthan: If I had a nose like Florene's, I wouldn't go around wishing anybody a Merry Christmas!

Hoke Colburn: [laughs] Yes'm... but, I tell ya, I do enjoy a Christmas at their house.

Daisy Werthan: Of course, you're the only Christian in the place!

Hoke Colburn: Well, they got that new cook.

Daisy Werthan: [sighs] Florene never could keep help. Of course, it's none of my affair. Too much running around, if you ask me.

[Hoke agrees]

Daisy Werthan: The Garden Club this, the Junior League that... as if any of them would give her the time of day! But, she'd die before she'd fix a glass of iced tea for the Temple Sisterhood! I just hope she doesn't get it into her head to *sing* this year!

Hoke Colburn: [coming up on Boolie's house, looking at the gaudy light display] Oh, Lord, look what Miss Florene done done!

Daisy Werthan: If her grandfather, Old Man Freitag, could see this... what is it you always say?... he'd jump up out of his grave and snatch her bald-headed!

Hoke Colburn: [bursts out laughing as he lets Daisy out] HA! Jump up outta his grave and snatch her bald-headed! Miss Daisy, you oughta go on away from here!

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Hoke Colburn: [Hoke is driving Daisy to Mobile] Did I evre tell you about the first time I ever been outside the state of Georgia?

Daisy Werthan: No, when was that?

Hoke Colburn: Oh, a few minutes ago.

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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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Boolie Werthan: Hoke, I want you to understand something. Now, you'd be working for me. She

[referring to Daisy]

Boolie Werthan: can say anything she likes, but she can't fire you. You understand?

Hoke Colburn: Yes, sir. Yes, sir, I sure do. And, don't you worry about a thing, Mr. Werthan! I'm gonna hold on no matter how she run me. You see, I used to rassle hogs down yonder in Macon, and, let me tell you, ain't no hog got away from me yet!

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Daisy Werthan: [on the phone, trying to get a ride to her hair appointment] Well, I need you now, I have to be at the beauty parlor in half an hour... no, I most certainly did NOT know you have to call a minimum of three hours ahead! I don't know why you call yourselves a taxicab company if you can't provide taxicabs!

Idella: [in the other room, polishing a table] Why don't you call your son down at the mill? He'll send somebody for you.

Daisy Werthan: That won't be necessary... I'll just cancel the appointment and fix my own hair!

Idella: Sometimes I think you ain't got the sense God gave a lemon!

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[to Hoke on his first day of work]

Idella: I wouldn't be in your shoes if the Sweet Lord Jesus come down and asked me himself.

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Boolie Werthan: What I need is for somebody to drive my mother around

Hoke Colburn: Well, if you don' mind my askin', sir, how come she's not hirin' for herself?

Boolie Werthan: See, it's kind of a delicate situation.

Hoke Colburn: Oh, yessir, yessir... done gone around the bend a little bit. Well, now, that'll happen as they get old...

Boolie Werthan: Oh, no, she's all there. Too-much-there is the problem!

[Hoke laughs]

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Alabama trooper #1: [watching Daisy and Hoke leave after checking them out] An old nigger and an old Jew woman takin' off down the road together... that is one sorry sight!

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[Hoke and Boolie are walking thru Daisy's vacated home discussing how Hoke and Daisy have been since Daisy had to be put in the nursing home]

Boolie Werthan: I suppose you don't get out to see her very much.

Hoke Colburn: No, sir... it's hard not drivin'. Every now and then I takes a taxi cab, but don't too many taxis go out yonder.

Boolie Werthan: I'm sure she appreciates it.

Hoke Colburn: Yes, sir.

[pauses]

Hoke Colburn: Some days, she better than others... but then, who ain't?

[Hoke and Boolie both laugh]

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[Hoke and Boolie are at the nursing home visiting Daisy. Daisy appears unwilling to speak much]

Boolie Werthan: Hoke, I thought of you the other day on the expressway. I saw an Avondale Milk truck. Monster of a thing, must have had about sixteen wheels.

Hoke Colburn: You don't say!

Boolie Werthan: I was wondering how you'd like drivin' that thing around!

Daisy Werthan: [to Boolie] Hoke came to see me, not you!

Hoke Colburn: Look like one o' her good days!

Daisy Werthan: Boolie, go charm the nurses!

Boolie Werthan: [smiling] She wants you all to herself.

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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?

Daisy Werthan: [embarrassed] Yes, that'll be fine... thank you, Hoke. Well, I guess I'd better get dressed now!

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Daisy Werthan: [as Hoke drives Miss Daisy to a dinner at which Martin Luther King is to speak] Boolie said the silliest thing to me just the other day.

Hoke Colburn: What'd he say?

Daisy Werthan: We were talking about Martin Luther King. I assume you know him.

Hoke Colburn: No'm, I don't know him.

Daisy Werthan: But, you've heard him preach.

Hoke Colburn: Yes'm... same way you have, on the TV.

Daisy Werthan: I think he's wonderful.

Hoke Colburn: [Hoke ponders what Daisy said] What you gettin' at, Miss Daisy?

Daisy Werthan: Well, Boolie says you wanted to go with me to this dinner. Did you tell him that?

Hoke Colburn: No'm, I didn't.

Daisy Werthan: [as Hoke looks at her seriously in the rear view mirror] I didn't think so. What would be the point? You can hear him any time you like. I think it's wonderful how things are changing.

Hoke Colburn: [Hoke stops the car] Now, Miss Daisy, the tickets for this here dinner came in the mail a month ago. Bein' that you wanted me to go wit' you, how come you wait till we in the car and on the way there before you ask me?

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[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.

Boolie Werthan: Not exactly. But, a couple of men I do business with wouldn't like it. They might snicker a little, call me Martin Luther Werthan behind my back. You know, Jack Raphael down at Ideal Mills, he's a New York Jew instead of a Georgia Jew. And, the really smart ones come from New York don't they? Some of the men might throw their business to Jack instead of ol' Martin Luther Werthan. Maybe I might not hear about certain lunch meetings at the Commerce Club. I don't know, maybe it wouldn't happen. But, sometimes that's just how things work.

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[Hoke is trailing Daisy in the car as she walks to the supermarket]

Daisy Werthan: What are you doing?

Hoke Colburn: I'm tryin' to drive you to the store!

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[after Florene storms out when Katie Bell makes a mistake]

Boolie Werthan: Don't worry Katie Bell, it's not QUITE the end of the world.

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Hoke Colburn: [Hoke and Idella are walking to Daisy's house and notice Boolie's car in the driveway] Now what do you suppose he's doin' here this early in the mornin'?

Idella: Dunno... can't be good, I promise you that!

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Daisy Werthan: I've never been prejudiced in my life and you know it.

Boolie Werthan: [about the Martin Luther King dinner] Okay, then why don't you ask Hoke to go with you?

Daisy Werthan: Hoke? Don't be ridiculous. He wouldn't go.

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Boolie Werthan: [Boolie is eating lunch at Daisy's, trying to convince her that she can't drive anymore after her accident] Mama.

Daisy Werthan: No.

Boolie Werthan: Mama!

Daisy Werthan: No!

Boolie Werthan: You know, it's a miracle you're not laying up at Emory Hospital. Or decked out at the funeral parlor!

Daisy Werthan: The cucumbers are pretty this year.

Boolie Werthan: Look at you, you didn't even break your glasses!

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Daisy Werthan: Idella was lucky.

Hoke Colburn: Yes'm. I expect she was.

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Hoke Colburn: Oscar said you needin' somebody to drive for yo' family... now, what I'm 'on be doin'? Takin' your children to school, drivin' your wife to the beauty parlor?

Boolie Werthan: I don't have any children. Don't have the time...

Hoke Colburn: Aw, that's a shame! Course, you still a young man, so I wouldn't worry 'bout it too much!

Boolie Werthan: Thank you, I won't!

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