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''Driving Miss Daisy'' is a 1987 play by Alfred Uhry, later adapted for the screen by its playwright and director Bruce Beresford, into a 1989 comedy-drama film and 1989's Best Picture UsefulNotes/AcademyAward winner. The film also made Jessica Tandy, age 80, the oldest winner of the Best Actress Oscar.

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''Driving Miss Daisy'' is a 1987 play by Alfred Uhry, later adapted for the screen by its playwright and director Bruce Beresford, into a 1989 comedy-drama film and 1989's Best Picture UsefulNotes/AcademyAward winner. The film also made Jessica Tandy, Creator/JessicaTandy, age 80, the oldest winner of the Best Actress Oscar.


This movie is not exceptionally well remembered today. Indeed, lots of people only know about it due to being one of the earlier lead roles of Creator/MorganFreeman and for the controversy of it winning when ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' wasn't even nominated (although [[MisaimedFandom it isn't, and was never intended to be, about race relations]], unlike the latter film). And sometimes for being called "bullshit" in Music/PublicEnemy's "Burn Hollywood Burn".

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This movie is not exceptionally well remembered today. Indeed, lots of people only know about it due to being one of the earlier lead roles of Creator/MorganFreeman and for the controversy of it winning when ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' wasn't even nominated (although [[MisaimedFandom it isn't, and was never intended to be, (both films being about race relations]], unlike the latter film).relations, but from ''very'' different perspectives). And sometimes for being called "bullshit" in Music/PublicEnemy's "Burn Hollywood Burn".

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* CatchPhrase: Daisy's "Highway robbery!"


* TimeSkip: As the play and film took place over a couple decades, this happened quite often.

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* TimeSkip: As the play and film took place over a couple decades, this happened quite often. The film ends in the early 70's, as evidenced by a jogger and an early 70's car passing by.


* SecretlyWealthy: Miss Daisy wishes and tries to act like this, she does not succeed.

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* SecretlyWealthy: Miss Daisy wishes and tries to act like this, she does not succeed. To be fair, ''she'' is not rich, her ''son'' is, and she doesn't want nor need his money.


* EthnicMenialLabor: Idella and Hoke.

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* EthnicMenialLabor: Idella and Hoke.Hoke, being a maid and a chauffeur.



* GreedyJew: {{Lampshaded}} by Daisy as she hates being reminded how wealthy she is by anyone.
** Her real issue is that her ''son'' is wealthy, and by extension, so is she.

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* GreedyJew: {{Lampshaded}} by Daisy as she hates being reminded how wealthy she is by anyone.
** Her
anyone, however, her real issue is that her ''son'' is wealthy, and by extension, so is she.



* SanitySlippage: Poor Daisy.

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* SanitySlippage: Poor Daisy.Daisy, when she starts to suffer from dementia.



* ScrewPolitenessImASenior Miss Daisy, and to some extent also Hoke. Surprisingly enough, Miss Daisy is ''not'' overtly racist nor is her son. She does still despise Hoke at the beginning, for patronizing her. To her son too.
** She doesn't like Hoke ''because'' Boolie hired him. She's fiercely independent.

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* ScrewPolitenessImASenior Miss Daisy, and to some extent also Hoke. Surprisingly enough, Miss Daisy is ''not'' overtly racist nor is her son. She does still son but she did despise Hoke at the beginning, for patronizing her. To her son too.
** She doesn't like Hoke
(to her son, too) and especially ''because'' Boolie hired him. She's him, as she's fiercely independent.


* MinimalistCast: The play only has three characters seen on stage -- Miss Daisy, Hoke, and Booley. The film obviously subverts this.

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* MinimalistCast: The play only has three characters seen on stage -- Miss Daisy, Hoke, and Booley.Boolie. The film obviously subverts this.


It was revived on Broadway in 2010 with Creator/JamesEarlJones as Hoke and Creator/VanessaRedgrave as Miss Daisy. When the production transferred to Australia, Creator/AngleaLansbury took on the role of Miss Daisy and it was later filmed for PBS' headline arts program ''Great Performances''.

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It was revived on Broadway in 2010 with Creator/JamesEarlJones as Hoke and Creator/VanessaRedgrave as Miss Daisy. When the production transferred to Australia, Creator/AngleaLansbury Creator/AngelaLansbury took on the role of Miss Daisy and it was later filmed for PBS' headline arts program ''Great Performances''.

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* MinimalistCast: The play only has three characters seen on stage -- Miss Daisy, Hoke, and Booley. The film obviously subverts this.


Recently revived on Broadway with Creator/JamesEarlJones and Creator/AngelaLansbury.

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Recently It was revived on Broadway in 2010 with Creator/JamesEarlJones as Hoke and Creator/AngelaLansbury.
Creator/VanessaRedgrave as Miss Daisy. When the production transferred to Australia, Creator/AngleaLansbury took on the role of Miss Daisy and it was later filmed for PBS' headline arts program ''Great Performances''.


''Driving Miss Daisy'' is a 1987 play by Alfred Uhry, later adapted for the screen by its playwright and director Bruce Beresford, into a 1989 comedy-drama film and 1989's Best Picture Academy Award winner. The film also made Jessica Tandy, age 80, the oldest winner of the Best Actress Oscar.

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''Driving Miss Daisy'' is a 1987 play by Alfred Uhry, later adapted for the screen by its playwright and director Bruce Beresford, into a 1989 comedy-drama film and 1989's Best Picture Academy Award UsefulNotes/AcademyAward winner. The film also made Jessica Tandy, age 80, the oldest winner of the Best Actress Oscar.


Recently revived on Broadway with JamesEarlJones and AngelaLansbury.

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Recently revived on Broadway with JamesEarlJones Creator/JamesEarlJones and AngelaLansbury.
Creator/AngelaLansbury.


* {{Flanderization}}: Not the movie itself, but you can bet that when someone parodies this movie, it will be a ShallowParody with Hoke done in such over-the-top minstrel style that it goes from just bad parody to UnfortunateImplications.

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* {{Flanderization}}: Not the movie itself, but you can bet that when someone parodies this movie, it will be a ShallowParody with Hoke done in such an over-the-top minstrel style that it goes from just bad parody to UnfortunateImplications.style.


This movie is not exceptionally well remembered today. Indeed, lots of people only know about it due to being one of the earlier lead roles of MorganFreeman and for the controversy of it winning when ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' wasn't even nominated (although [[MisaimedFandom it isn't, and was never intended to be, about race relations]], unlike the latter film). And sometimes for being called "bullshit" in Music/PublicEnemy's "Burn Hollywood Burn".

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This movie is not exceptionally well remembered today. Indeed, lots of people only know about it due to being one of the earlier lead roles of MorganFreeman Creator/MorganFreeman and for the controversy of it winning when ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' wasn't even nominated (although [[MisaimedFandom it isn't, and was never intended to be, about race relations]], unlike the latter film). And sometimes for being called "bullshit" in Music/PublicEnemy's "Burn Hollywood Burn".


->'''Daisy Werthan''': "Hoke?"\\
'''Hoke Colburn''': "Yes'm?"\\
'''Daisy Werthan''': [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "You're my best friend."]]\\
'''Hoke Colburn''': "Oh, go on Miss Daisy..."\\
'''Daisy Werthan''': "No, really. You are... you are."\\
'''Hoke Colburn''': "Yes'm."

The 1987 Pulitzer-Prize winner for Drama, ''Driving Miss Daisy'' was later adapted for the screen, by its playwright Alfred Uhry and director Bruce Beresford, into 1989's Best Picture Academy Award winner. The film also made Jessica Tandy, age 80, the oldest winner of the Best Actress Oscar.

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->'''Daisy Werthan''': "Hoke?"\\
Werthan:''' Hoke?\\
'''Hoke Colburn''': "Yes'm?"\\
Colburn:''' Yes'm?\\
'''Daisy Werthan''': [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "You're Werthan:''' You're my best friend."]]\\
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'''Hoke Colburn''': "Oh, Colburn:''' Oh, go on Miss Daisy..."\\
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'''Daisy Werthan''': "No, Werthan:''' No, really. You are... you are."\\
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'''Hoke Colburn''': "Yes'm."

The 1987 Pulitzer-Prize winner for Drama,
Colburn:''' Yes'm.

''Driving Miss Daisy'' was is a 1987 play by Alfred Uhry, later adapted for the screen, screen by its playwright Alfred Uhry and director Bruce Beresford, into a 1989 comedy-drama film and 1989's Best Picture Academy Award winner. The film also made Jessica Tandy, age 80, the oldest winner of the Best Actress Oscar.



This movie is not exceptionally well remembered today. Indeed, lots of people only know about it due to being one of the earlier lead roles of MorganFreeman and for the controversy of it winning when ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' wasn't even nominated (although [[MisaimedFandom it isn't, and was never intended to be, about race relations]], unlike the latter film). And sometimes for being called "bullshit" in PublicEnemy's "Burn Hollywood Burn".

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This movie is not exceptionally well remembered today. Indeed, lots of people only know about it due to being one of the earlier lead roles of MorganFreeman and for the controversy of it winning when ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' wasn't even nominated (although [[MisaimedFandom it isn't, and was never intended to be, about race relations]], unlike the latter film). And sometimes for being called "bullshit" in PublicEnemy's Music/PublicEnemy's "Burn Hollywood Burn".



* {{Callback}}: In the beginning of the film Hoke describes how there's a nice patch of dirt in the backyard that he could turn into a vegetable garden, Daisy refuses and demands that he stop messing with her things. Near the end of the film (15-20 years later) they're seen working on a beautiful vegetable garden in her backyard.

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* {{Callback}}: CallBack: In the beginning of the film Hoke describes how there's a nice patch of dirt in the backyard that he could turn into a vegetable garden, Daisy refuses and demands that he stop messing with her things. Near the end of the film (15-20 years later) they're seen working on a beautiful vegetable garden in her backyard.

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