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Driving Miss Daisy

PG

13 Dec 1989

1 hr 39 min

Drama

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The funny, touching and totally irresistible story of a working relationship that became a 25-year friendship.
The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those types of relationships where shunned upon. Oscar winning tragic comedy with a star-studded cast and based on a play of the same name by Alfred Uhry.

Details

Status: Released
Country: USA
Languages: English, Hebrew
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 14 nominations.
Budget: $8M

Production

Robert Doudell (Producer)
Jake Eberts (Co-Executive Producer)
Alfred Uhry (Producer)
Richard D. Zanuck (Producer)
Lili Fini Zanuck (Producer)

Writing

(Screenplay · Author)

Acting

Morgan Freeman (as Hoke Colburn)
Jessica Tandy (as Daisy Werthan)
Dan Aykroyd (as Boolie Werthan)
Patti LuPone (as Florine Werthan)
Esther Rolle (as Idella)
Joann Havrilla (as Miss McClatchey)
William Hall Jr. (as Oscar)
Alvin M. Sugarman (as Dr. Weil)
Clarice F. Geigerman (as Nonie)
Muriel Moore (as Miriam)
Sylvia Kaler (as Beulah)
Carolyn Gold (as Neighbor Lady)
Crystal R. Fox (as Katie Bell)
Bob Hannah (as Red Mitchell)
Ray McKinnon (as Trooper #1)
Ashley Josey (as Trooper #2)
Jack Rousso (as Slick)
Fred Faser (as Insurance Agent)
Indra A. Thomas (as Soloist)
Jen Harper (as Biltmore Hotel Dinner Guest (uncredited))
Martin Luther King (as Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited))
D. Taylor Loeb (as Girl at Temple (uncredited))