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Driving Miss Daisy [videorecording] /

by Uhry, Alfred; Zanuck, Richard D; Zanuck, Lili Fini; Beresford, Bruce; Freeman, Morgan; Tandy, Jessica; Aykroyd, Dan; LuPone, Patti; Rolle, Esther; James, Peter; Warner, Mark (Mark Roy); Zimmer, Hans; Uhry, Alfred; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Zanuck Company; Warner Home Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2010]Description: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1419892568 : ; 9781419892561.Language note: English, French or Spanish dialogue; French, Spanish or English subtitles.Closed-captioned.Title notes: $14.99 10/04/2010 (snl)Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Jewish women -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Drama | Older women -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Drama | Chauffeurs -- Drama | African American men -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Drama | Mothers and sons -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Drama | Fiction films | Feature films | Film adaptations | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone, Esther Rolle.Summary: Set in Atlanta in the 1950's, a textile factory owner insists on hiring an ever-patient chauffeur for his aging head-strong mother. The Jewish woman and her African American driver eventually build a relationship over many years.
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Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry, Driving Miss Daisy affectionately covers the 25-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 that are sweeping 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 Rochetti). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

$14.99 10/04/2010 (snl)

DVD; region 1; dual-layer format; widescreen; Dolby Digital, Dolby surround stereo (English and French), Dolby mono (Spanish).

English, French or Spanish dialogue; French, Spanish or English subtitles.

Closed-captioned.

Title from container.

Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone, Esther Rolle.

Director of photography, Peter James; editor, Mark Warner; music, Hans Zimmer.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1989.

Rating: PG.

Set in Atlanta in the 1950's, a textile factory owner insists on hiring an ever-patient chauffeur for his aging head-strong mother. The Jewish woman and her African American driver eventually build a relationship over many years.

Special features: commentary by director Bruce Beresford, writer Alfred Uhry, and producer Lili Fini Zanuck; 3 featurettes: Miss Daisy's journey: from stage to screen, Jessica Tandy: theatre legend to screen star, and 1989 making-of; theatrical trailer; cast/crew film highlights; awards notes.

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