Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
The Zanuck Company
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.
"Driving Miss Daisy" is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and written by Alfred Uhry, based on Uhry's play of the same name. The film stars Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, and Dan Aykroyd. Freeman reprised his role from the Original Off-Broadway production. The story defines Daisy and her point of view through a network of relationships and emotions by focusing on her home life, synagogue, friends, family, fears, and concerns over a 25-year period.
At the age of 81, Jessica Tandy became the oldest actress to win an Academy Award.
Release date: December 15, 1989
Director: Bruce Beresford
Screenplay by: Alfred Uhry
Based on: The play, "Driving Miss Daisy" by Alfred Uhry
Music by: Hans Zimmer
Cinematography: Peter James
Edited by: Mark Warner
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone, Esther Rolle
Distributed by: Warner Bros.