The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored 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.

  1. Alfred Uhry

    Author, Screenplay

  2. Bruce Beresford


Top Billed Cast

  1. Morgan Freeman

    Morgan Freeman

    Hoke Colburn

  2. Jessica Tandy

    Jessica Tandy

    Daisy Werthan

  3. Dan Aykroyd

    Dan Aykroyd

    Boolie Werthan

  4. Patti LuPone

    Patti LuPone

    Florine Werthan

  5. Esther Rolle

    Esther Rolle


Full Cast & Crew

Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy



Status Released

Release Information

  • December 13, 1989


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget $7,500,000.00

Revenue $145,793,296.00

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