Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

The funny, touching and totally irresistible story of a working relationship that became a 25-year friendship.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1989-12-13
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 785 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The Zanuck Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black 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.

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  • 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
  • Clarice F. Geigerman

    as Nonie
  • Muriel Moore

    as Miriam
  • Sylvia Kaler

    as Beulah
  • Alvin M. Sugarman

    as Dr. Weil
  • Carolyn Gold

    as Neighbor Lady
  • Crystal R. Fox

    as Katie Bell
  • Bob Hannah

    as Red Mitchell
  • Ray McKinnon

    as Trooper #1
  • D. Taylor Loeb

    as Girl at Temple (uncredited)
  • Martin Luther King

    as Himself (voice, archive footage)
Sound Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer
Art Victor Kempster Art Direction
Art Crispian Sallis Set Decoration
Production Richard D. Zanuck Producer
Editing Mark Warner Editor
Production Jake Eberts Co-Executive Producer
Production David Brown Executive Producer
Directing Bruce Beresford Director
Writing Alfred Uhry Screenplay
Production Alfred Uhry Producer
Writing Alfred Uhry Author
Production Robert Doudell Producer
Production Lili Fini Zanuck Producer
Camera Peter James Director of Photography
Art Bruno Rubeo Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Elizabeth McBride Costume Design
Sound Laura Perlman Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Philip Leto Hairstylist
Directing Katterli Frauenfelder Assistant Director
Sound Sandina Bailo-Lape Foley
Visual Effects William Mesa Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Jeremiah O'Driscoll Editorial Staff
Editing Steven Ramirez First Assistant Editor
Sound Barry Levine Music Supervisor
Crew Bob Shelley Special Effects Coordinator
Crew Gene Witham Stunts
Sound Jay Rifkin Scoring Mixer
Sound Tom Bellfort ADR & Dubbing
Crew Irving Vendig Thanks
Costume & Make-Up Manlio Rocchetti Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Kevin Haney Makeup Department Head
Camera Sam Emerson Still Photographer
Visual Effects John P. Mesa Visual Effects
Crew Tim Donahue Visual Effects Art Director
Editing Donald Likovich First Assistant Editor
Crew Cindy Parker Transportation Captain
Costume & Make-Up Lynn Barber Makeup Artist
Editing Bob Putynkowski Color Timer
Crew J.L. Parker Transportation Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Philip Ivey Hairstylist