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.
Second of only two Academy Award Best Picture winners to have been adapted for the screen from plays having won the Pulitzer Prize.
How're you, Idella?
Boolie Werthan: Where's that vacuum cleaner I brought over here?
Idella: In the closet.
Boolie Werthan: She won't touch it.
Idella: I would if it didn't give me a shock every time I come near it!
Boolie Werthan: It works for me!
Idella: Fine... you clean and I'll go down and run your office!
When Daisy visits the Piggly Wiggly near her house in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, a small movie theater named the Rialto is next to it. In the real Atlanta of that time, there was a major downtown movie theater named the Rialto (now the Rialto Center for the Arts). A small neighborhood movie house would not have taken the same name as a downtown first-run theater.
$73,745 (USA) (17 December 1989)
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