Driving Miss Daisy

1989 - Comedy

Winner of 4 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actress in a Leading Role, starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman. Georgia, 1950s. Daisy Werthan, a wealthy Jewish woman and retired schoolteacher, is forced by her son Boolie to hire a driver to drive her car, following an accident on a neighbor’s lawn. Despite Mrs. Werthan’s furious protests, Hoke Colburn, an aging African American with the right temperament to withstand the gruff lady’s verbal assaults, will be hired. Time will bring to light unexpected connections and deep historical and social reflections. Alfred Uhry, who won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film, was also the author of the original text, part of the Atlanta Trilogy, which won him the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1988.

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Directed by Bruce Beresford Cast Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone, Esther Rolle, Jo Ann Havrilla