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... ...
I'd better be gettin' back to the office. Florene'll be havin' a fit if I don't get home on time tonight.
Daisy Werthan: Ya'll must have plans tonight!
Boolie Werthan: Goin' to the Anderson's for a dinner party.
Daisy Werthan: This is her idea of heaven on earth, isn't it?
Boolie Werthan: What?
Daisy Werthan: Socializin' ...
In the scene where Hoke arrives and Miss Daisy has lost it, she asks if he still has that Hudson. He replies that it has been in the junk yard 15 years. This is supposed to be early 70's and he bought that car when she bought a 55 or 56 Cadillac. The car couldn't have been junk within a year or two of him receiving it.
$73,745 (USA) (17 December 1989)
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