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Director Bruce Beresford's Oscar-winning adaptation of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play arrives on DVD in fine form in this Special Edition release from Warner Brothers Home Video. The feature is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, accompanied by audio rendered in closed-captioned Dolby Digital Stereo, French Dolby Digital Stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital Mono, and optional English Spanish, and French subtitles. In addition, viewers can go behind the scenes for three featurettes: "The All-New Miss ...
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Director Bruce Beresford's Oscar-winning adaptation of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play arrives on DVD in fine form in this Special Edition release from Warner Brothers Home Video. The feature is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, accompanied by audio rendered in closed-captioned Dolby Digital Stereo, French Dolby Digital Stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital Mono, and optional English Spanish, and French subtitles. In addition, viewers can go behind the scenes for three featurettes: "The All-New Miss Daisy's Journey: From Stage to Screen," "Jessica Tandy: Theatre Legend to Screen Star," and the original 1989 featurette. Feature-length commentary by director Beresford, writer Uhry, and producer Lili Fini Zanuck is also included, as are writer/director/cast highlights, awards notes, and a theatrical trailer.
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Closed Caption; Three revealing peeks behind the scenes: The all-new "Miss Daisy's Journey, From Stage to Screen," and "Jessica Tandy: Theatre Legend to Screen Star," and the original 1989 featurette; Feature-length commentary by director Bruce Beresford, writer Alfred Uhry, and producer Lili Fini Zanuck; All-new digital transfer; Interactive menus; Theatrical trailer; Cast/director/writer film highlights; Awards notes; Scene access; Languages & subtitles: English, Français, & Español
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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: 2/4/2003
  • UPC: 085392334025
  • Original Release: 1989
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • 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

Side #1 --
1. The Accident.
2. Without a Car.
3. Hoke to the Rescue.
4. Chauffeur in the House.
5. Uneasy Relations.
6. Drive to the Store.
7. Putting on Airs.
8. Missing Salmon.
9. Cemetery Reading Lesson.
10. A Werthan Christmas.
11. A Car Changes Hands.
12. Bound for Mobile.
13. The Troopers.
14. Alone in the Dark.
15. Negotiations.
16. Idella's Death.
17. Ice Storm.
18. Temple Bombing.
19. King Dinner.
20. My Best Friend.
21. Old Acquaintances.
22. Thanksgiving Visit.
23. End Credits.
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Spoken Languages: Español
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
   Features
      Cast & Crew
         Morgan Freeman
         Jessica Tandy
         Dan Aykroyd
         Alfred Uhry
         Bruce Beresford
      Trailer
      Commentary by Bruce Beresford, Alfred Uhry, and Lili Fini Zanuck
      Awards
      Jessica Tandy: Theatre Legend to Screen Star
      Original Featurette
      Miss Daisy's Journey: From Stage to Screen
   Scenes
   Movie
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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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