Driving Miss DaisyDirector: Bruce Beresford
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry, Driving Miss Daisy affectionately covers the twenty-five 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 which sweep 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 Rachetti).
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Cast & Crew
|Morgan Freeman||Hoke Colburn|
|Jessica Tandy||Miss Daisy Werthan|
|Dan Aykroyd||Boolie Werthan|
|Patti LuPone||Florine Werthan|
|Joann Havrilla||Miss McClatchey|
|Alvin M. Sugarman||Dr. Weil|
|Clarice F. Geigerman||Nonie|
|Carolyn Gold||Neighbor Lady|
|Crystal R. Fox||Katie Bell|
|Bob Hannah||Red Mitchell|
|Fred Faser||Insurance Agent|
|Indra A. Thomas||Soloist|
|David Brown||Executive Producer|
|Victor Kempster||Art Director|
|Elizabeth McBride||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Bruno Rubeo||Production Designer|
|Crispian Sallis||Set Decoration/Design|
|Bob Shelley||Special Effects|
|Lili Fini Zanuck||Co-producer|
|Richard D. Zanuck||Co-producer|
|Hans Zimmer||Score Composer|
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Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd!!! Excellent movie!!
I loved this movie. Freeman, Tandy and Ackroyd were fantastic. The racial stuff from the time period does not bother me as it is part of history which we cannot deny. Morgan Freeman's character was conveyed with much dignity.
Morgan Freeman is at his best in this highly emotional tear-jerker,yes, even for men. It is about the politics of the personal as Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman grow as friends and in age and learn about themselves that they could not have learned without each other.
This is one of the best movies of all-time. The acting was great and the love the two characters had for each other gives you that feel good feeling after seeing a really great movie. Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman were both great. All the actors were great and really brought the movie together. I can watch it over and over again... that's when you know it's a classic!