Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

Morgan Freeman
Director: Bruce Beresford Cast: Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
, Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
, Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
Bruce Beresford

DVD (Wide Screen / Repackaged)

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Overview

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).

Product Details

Release Date: 02/02/2010
UPC: 0883929105359
Original Release: 1989
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 15

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by director Bruce Beresford, writer Alfred Uhry and producer Lili Fini Zanuck; 3 insightful featurettes: Miss Daisy's journey: from stage to screen, Jessica Tandy: theatre legend to screen star and the vintage 1989 making-of; Theatrical trailer; Cast/crew film highlights; Awards notes

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 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

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Driving Miss Daisy
0. Start Movie
4. Chapter 4 [2:46]
5. Chapter 5 [10:29]
6. Chapter 6 [5:16]
7. Chapter 7 [6:13]
8. Chapter 8 [4:28]
11. Chapter 11 [8:31]
13. Chapter 13 [3:14]
14. Chapter 14 [9:23]
16. Chapter 16 [6:13]
18. End Credits [7:50]

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