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Other Formats:  Driving Miss Daisy Blu-ray Disc

Release Date: 2/2/2010
Original Release: 1989
Format: DVD
Length: 99 minutes
Rating: PG (MPAA)
Rating Reason: (Reason unavailable)
UPC: 883929105359
Studio: Warner Home Video

Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Featuring: Dan Aykroyd, Esther Rolle, Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Patti LuPone
Categories: Dramas, Friends, Race Relations, Tear Jerker, Self-Discovery, Recommended, Character Study, Bucolic, Heartwarming, Theatrical Release

Driving Miss Daisy WS DVD 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.

DVD Features


Region 1
Note: 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

Dual Layer
Widescreen
Audio:
Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English, French, Spanish

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



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