Driving Miss Daisy (Special Edition) (Widescreen)

Starring: Jessica Tandy & Morgan Freeman Director: Bruce Beresford  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
The funny, touching and totally irresistible story of a working relationship that became a 25-year f
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DVD Features:

  • Special Features include:
  • Miss Daisy's Journey: From Stage to Screen Jessica Tandy: Theater Legend
  • Original 1989 Featurette
  • Commentary by director Bruce Beresford
  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Digipak
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 - Spanish
    • Dolby Surround - English
    • Dolby Surround - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette
    • Audio Commentary
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"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

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1989 - Best Actress: Jessica Tandy
Academy Awards 1989 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Alfred Uhry
Academy Awards 1989 - Best Makeup
Academy Awards 1989 - Best Picture

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 01/11/1990
"...Funny and touching..."
New York Times - 12/13/1989
"...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..."
Los Angeles Times - 01/12/1990
"...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..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

Alfred Uhry's moving Pulitzer Prize-winning play became 1989's Academy Award-winning Best Picture. Driving Miss Daisy tells of genteel but strong-willed Atlanta matron Daisy (Best Actress Oscar winner Jessica Tandy) and her patient but equally determined chauffeur Hoke (Morgan Freeman). Hoke Colburn sits in the front seat with his hands on the steering wheel, but the driver's seat is behind him. That's where Miss Daisy sits. She doesn't want a chauffeur and she won't give in. Neither will Hoke. For two people so different, they have a lot in common. And the bumpy road they travel ultimately leads to the friendship of a lifetime.

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Bucolic | Character Study | Friends | Heartwarming | Race Relations | Recommended | Self-Discovery | Tear Jerker | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 15, 1989.
  • Shot in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • DRIVING MISS DAISY received 8 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Actor--Morgan Freeman, Best Supporting Actor--Dan Aykroyd. The film won 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress--Jessica Tandy, Best (Adapted) Screenplay.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 10,078
  • UPC: 883929105359
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