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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

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Release Date
 USA: Jan 25, 1990
DVD Release Date
 R1: Sep 3, 1997

Budget $7,500,000

MPAA Rating
PG

Running Time
1 hour, 39 minutes

Country USA

Studio Warner Brothers, Zanuck Company

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Other Titles
• Driving Miss Daisy
• Miss Daisy und ihr Chauffeur (1990)



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Genre: Drama, Comedy, Tear Jerker, Buddies, Marriage, Police, Christmas, On The Road, Period Piece

Tagline: The comedy that won a Pulitzer Prize

Plot: Director Bruce Beresford's affinity for the subtleties of southern life is apparent in this adaptation of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Starring Jessica Tandy as Daisy Werthan and Morgan Freeman as Hoke Colburn, the film opens in late-1940s Atlanta. Since Miss Daisy is becoming a menace behind the wheel, her son, Boolie (Dan Aykroyd), ignores her protests and hires Hoke, a black chauffeur. When the feisty matron decides to resist necessity and walk to the store, the equally stubborn chauffeur follows her in her car. As he says to Boolie, "I used to rassle hogs down to the ground...ain't nary a hog got away from me yet." But Hoke's methods are gentleness and patience, and as the years elapse in his ongoing tug-of-war with the temperamental Daisy, she begins to tacitly acknowledge his wisdom. When she expresses annoyance over the demands of the nascent civil rights movement, Hoke points out to the Jewish woman the similarity between the attack on her synagogue and Klan attacks on black churches. But it is only after many years together that they can finally admit to the depth of the friendship they have shared. The two stars give unforgettable performances, and Beresford's direction is a model of restraint.

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 Directed by
Bruce Beresford
Double Jeopardy, Breaker Morant, Tender Mercies
 Written by
Alfred Uhry
Rich in Love
 Cast
Morgan Freeman
The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Batman Begins
Dan Aykroyd
Pearl Harbor, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Ghost Busters
Jessica Tandy
The Birds, Fried Green Tomatoes, Cocoon
Patti LuPone
Witness, Summer of Sam, State and Main
Esther Rolle
My Fellow Americans, Rosewood, The Mighty Quinn
Joann Havrilla
Hairspray, Sara Goes to Lunch
William Hall Jr.
Darkdrive
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 Music By
Hans Zimmer
Gladiator, Batman Begins, As Good as It Gets

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