Driving Miss Daisy

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Overview

This disc is yet another example of the rubber-stamp policy Warner Bros. employed while turning out its initial line of discs when they first joined the DVD market. The only features present are the theatrical trailer and text-based production notes. To boot, this is a pan-and-scan version of the film; one does not even have the ability to flip the disc for the widescreen version. In its defense, the image quality is still far superior to any version previously available, and that's a worthy consideration for a ...
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Overview

This disc is yet another example of the rubber-stamp policy Warner Bros. employed while turning out its initial line of discs when they first joined the DVD market. The only features present are the theatrical trailer and text-based production notes. To boot, this is a pan-and-scan version of the film; one does not even have the ability to flip the disc for the widescreen version. In its defense, the image quality is still far superior to any version previously available, and that's a worthy consideration for a film that relies so heavily on carefully crafted close-up shots of its principal actors. Most of the graininess has been removed from the image and there is no digital artifacting to speak of. There are two language tracks present, English and French, both of which are presented in a rather mediocre non-digital 2.0, but the dialogue is always sharp and clear regardless. Overall, Driving Miss Daisy is a wonderful film and a worthy addition to any collection, but those looking for a lot of supplemental features would do well to look elsewhere.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Interactive menus; Production notes; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Languages: English and Français; Subtitles: English, Français, and Español
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Richard Gilliam
Driving Miss Daisy succeeds because of great performances from Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman and because of Alfred Uhry's excellent script, adapted from his Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play. The film scores high marks for its cultural details of life in the Southern United States, and the changes that take place over the story's 25 years. The film's major themes touch on universal issues -- growing older, overcoming racial prejudice, and the importance of friendship. While the film won four Oscars, including Best Picture, director Bruce Beresford was shut out of the nominations list. His career went into a severe decline for the next decade, until he delivered a surprise hit in 1999 with Double Jeopardy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/30/1997
  • UPC: 085391193128
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Morgan Freeman Hoke Colburn
Jessica Tandy Miss Daisy Werthan
Dan Aykroyd Boolie Werthan
Patti LuPone Florine Werthan
Esther Rolle Idella
William Hall Jr. Oscar
Joann Havrilla Miss McClatchey
Alvin M. Sugarman Dr. Weil
Clarice F. Geigerman Nonie
Muriel Moore Miriam
Sylvia Kaler Beulah
Carolyn Gold Neighbor Lady
Crystal R. Fox Katie Bell
Bob Hannah Red Mitchell
Ray McKinnon Trooper
Ashley Josey Trooper
Jack Rousso Slick
Fred Faser Insurance Agent
Indra A. Thomas Soloist
Technical Credits
Bruce Beresford Director
Dan Aykroyd Producer
David Brown Executive Producer
Jake Eberts Producer
Victor Kempster Art Director
Elizabeth McBride Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter James Cinematographer
Manilo Rocchetti Makeup
Bruno Rubeo Production Designer
Crispian Sallis Set Decoration/Design
Bob Shelley Special Effects
Alfred Uhry Screenwriter
Mark Warner Editor
Lili Fini Zanuck Co-producer
Richard D. Zanuck Co-producer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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Scene Index

Jump to a Scene
0. Jump to a Scene
1. The accident (credits); Miss Daisy minus wheels [7:56]
2. Hoke to the rescue; the interview [4:31]
3. Chauffeur in the house [3:26]
4. Uneasy relations [2:46]
5. To the store: next to and inside the car; putting on airs at temple [10:29]
6. The case of the missing salmon [5:16]
7. The cemetary: a reading lesson [6:13]
8. A Werthan Christmas [4:28]
9. A car changes hands [1:29]
10. Bound for Mobile [5:17]
11. Roadside interludes: the troopers, alone in the dark [8:31]
12. Negotiations [2:34]
13. Idella's death [3:14]
14. Scenes from a relationship: the ice storm, Boolie's award, the temple bombing [9:23]
15. The Martin Luther King, Jr. dinner [6:59]
16. Miss Daisy's mind wanders (Hoke, you're my best friend.")|00:06:13|}|}|
17. Old acquanintances shoot the breeze [2:13]
18. A Thanksgiving visit; End credits [7:50]
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Menu

Main
   Menu Group #1 with 18 chapter(s) covering 01:38:55
Cast
   Morgan Freeman: Hoke Colburn
   Jessica Tandy: Daisy Werthan
   Dan Ackroyd: Boolie Werthen
   Patti LuPone: Florine Werthen
   Esther Rolle: Idella
   Directed by Bruce Beresford
Awards
Theatrical Trailer
Film Flash
Languages
   English
   Français
Subtitles
   English
   Français
   Español
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd!!! Excellent movie!!

    Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd!!! Excellent movie!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great 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.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A True Classic!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Aging Gracefully

    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.

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