Driving Miss Daisy [Blu-ray] [1989]

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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.75 out of 5 stars.
4.8
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (44 out of 44)

Special Features

  • All-New Featurette
  • Things Are Changing: The Worlds of Hoke & Miss Daisy: A look at race relations in our country's past
  • Plus
  • Commentary by Director Bruce Beresford, Writer Alfred Uhry and Producer Lili Zanuck
  • 3 Vintage Featurettes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis

Driving Miss Daisy
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry, Driving Miss Daisy affectionately covers the 25-year relationship between a wealthy, strong-willed Southern matron (Jessica Tandy) and her equally indomitable Black chauffeur, Hoke (Morgan Freeman). Both employer and employee are outsiders, Hoke because of the color of his skin, Miss Daisy because she is Jewish in a WASP-dominated society. At the same time, Hoke cannot fathom Miss Daisy's cloistered inability to grasp the social changes that are sweeping the South in the 1960s. Nor can Miss Daisy understand why Hoke's "people" are so indignant. It is only when Hoke is retired and Miss Daisy is confined to a home for the elderly that the two fully realize that they've been friends and kindred spirits all along. The supporting cast includes Esther Rolle as Miss Daisy's housekeeper and Dan Aykroyd as Miss Daisy's son, Boolie (reportedly, playwright Uhry based the character upon himself). Driving Miss Daisy won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress (Jessica Tandy), Best Screenplay (Uhry), and Best Makeup (Manlio Rochetti). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Morgan Freeman
    Morgan Freeman - Hoke Colburn
  • Jessica Tandy
    Jessica Tandy - Miss Daisy Werthan
  • Dan Aykroyd
    Dan Aykroyd - Boolie Werthan
  • Patti LuPone
    Patti LuPone - Florine Werthan
  • Esther Rolle
    Esther Rolle - Idella

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