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Director: Bruce Beresford     Starring: Jessica Tandy Morgan Freeman
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40215698
UPC: 085392334025
UPC 14: 00085392334025
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Winner of 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture.
An old jewish woman and her african-american chauffer in the american south have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

" American masterpiece...   Rex Reed, At The Movies
"Jessica Tandy...creates the best performance of her career...  Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Editor's Note
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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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/7/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 99 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1989
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 23340
Video UPC UPC: 00085392334025
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Dan Aykroyd
Video Cast Info Esther Rolle
Video Cast Info Jessica Tandy
Video Cast Info Morgan Freeman
Video Cast Info Alfred Uhry - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Alfred Uhry - Based on Play By
Video Cast Info Bruce Beresford - Director
Video Cast Info Bruno Rubeo - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Hans Zimmer - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Mark Warner - Editor
Video Cast Info Peter James - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Richard D. Zanuck - Producer
Plot Summary
Adapted from Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, DRIVING MISS DAISY tells the tale of the reluctant friendship between Daisy Werthan, a willful, wealthy Southern woman, and Hoke Colburn, her stoic black chauffeur.


Oscar (1990)
Video Award Name Jessica Tandy, Winner, Best Actress
Video Award Name Lili Fini Zanuck, et al., Winner, Best Picture
Video Award Name Alfred Uhry, Winner, Best Writing, Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
   Video Award Name Morgan Freeman, Nominee, Best Actor
   Video Award Name Dan Aykroyd, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor

Golden Globe (1990)
Video Award Name Morgan Freeman, Winner, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical
Video Award Name Jessica Tandy, Winner, Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical

British Academy Awards (1991)
Video Award Name Jessica Tandy, Winner, Best Actress
   Video Award Name Alfred Uhry, Nominee, Best Adapted Screenplay

Memorable Quotes

"Did you have the air--conditioning checked? I told you to have the air--conditioning checked."----Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy) to Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman)|"I had the air--conditioning checked. I don't know what for. You never allow me to turn it on."----Hoke|"Hush up!"----Daisy

"Hoke?"----Daisy|"Yes'm."----Hoke|"You're my best friend."----Dasiy|"No... go on, Miss Daisy."----Hoke|"No, really, you are... You are."----Daisy|"Yes'm."----Hoke

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...Funny and touching..." 01/11/1990 p.30

New York Times
"...Small and pure and healthily skeptical....[Tandy] has never had a role of a richness and humor to match Miss Daisy, and she brings to it her mastery..." 12/13/1989 p.C19

Los Angeles Times
"...Freeman and Tandy have their own performer's pride, and that transfers to their characters....The disciplined yet intuitive way in which these actors connect is a model of ensemble performance..." 01/12/1990 p.F1

Washington Post 8 of 10
Driving Miss Daisy shows us that friendship is forged through small kindnesses, a slice of pi - Rita Kempley

Chicago Sun-Times 9 of 10
Driving Miss Daisy is a film of great love and patience, telling a story that takes 25 years - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Freeman,Morgan
Product attributeLabel:   Warner Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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