PG | | Drama
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.
Morgan Freeman's role in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) was given to him after the 1990's Oscars when he was nominated as Best Actor when Brian De Palma decided to make a more balanced film, changing the role of the judge from a Jewish one to an African-American. Another option thought by the director was James Earl Jones... ...
Hoke, I want you to understand something. Now, you'd be working for me. She
Boolie Werthan: can say anything she likes, but she can't fire you. You understand?
Hoke Colburn: Yes, sir. Yes, sir, I sure do. And, don't you worry about a thing, Mr. Werthan! I'm gonna hold on no ...
Just after Hoke comes to Miss Daisy's and is trying to stay busy, he is working outside in her zinnia bed. Miss Daisy bangs on the upstairs window to get him to stop. The window has Plexiglass in it, and doesn't make the sound that single-pane window glass of the period would have if someone banged on it with their knuckles.
$73,745 (USA) (17 December 1989)
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