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Driving Miss Daisy(1989)

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  • Voted Best Picture of the Year (1989) by the National Board of Review.
  • Released in United States December 11, 1989
  • Released in United States December 20, 1989
  • Released in United States February 1990
  • Released in United States Winter December 13, 1989
  • Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 1990.
  • Based on Uhry's hit 1987 Off-Broadway play, which originally starred Dana Ivey and Morgan Freeman. (Their roles were subsequently played by Frances Sternhagen and Earl Hyman.) "Driving Miss Daisy" won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
  • Began shooting May 15, 1989.
  • Completed shooting July 5, 1989.
  • First film under The Zanuck Company.
  • Released in United States Winter December 13, 1989
  • Released in United States December 20, 1989
  • Released in United States February 1990 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 1990.)
  • Released in United States December 11, 1989 (World benefit premiere for the Food For All Seasons Foundations in Washington DC December 11, 1989.)