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.
Jessica Tandy won the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Daisy Werthan. At age 81, she is the oldest winner of a Best Actress Oscar. She was the oldest winner for a competitive Oscar until 2012 when Christopher Plummer won Best Supporting Actor for Beginners (2010) at age 82. He is still the ... ...
Hey, there, Oscar, Junior... how you boys doin' this morning?
Oscar: How the old lady treatin' you, Hoke?
Hoke Colburn: Lord, I tell you one thing... she sho' do know how to throw a fit!
Daisy Werthan: What's so funny?
Hoke Colburn: Nothin', Miss Daisy. We jus' carryin' on.
When Hoke gets back into the car after being questioned by the police, there is foliage from two different trees grouped together, visible in the reflection of the window; probably so the audience can see Hoke through the glass. Then in the long shot of the car pulling away, there are no trees or plants close enough to the car to have caused those reflections.
$73,745 (USA) (17 December 1989)