Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

The secret of life? The secret's in the sauce.

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1991-12-27
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 1251 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 10min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jon Avnet
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Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1920s.

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  • Kathy Bates

    as Evelyn Couch
  • Jessica Tandy

    as Ninny Threadgoode
  • Mary-Louise Parker

    as Ruth Jamison
  • Mary Stuart Masterson

    as Idgie Threadgoode
  • Cicely Tyson

    as Sipsey
  • Stan Shaw

    as Big George
  • Chris O'Donnell

    as Buddy Threadgoode
  • Gailard Sartain

    as Ed Couch
  • Timothy Scott

    as Smokey Lonesome
  • Gary Basaraba

    as Grady Kilgore
  • Lois Smith

    as Mama Threadgoode
  • Jo Harvey Allen

    as Woman's Awareness Teacher
  • Fannie Flagg

    as Teacher
  • Suzi Bass

    as Nurse
  • Tom Even

    as Judge
  • Afton Smith

    as Leona Threadgoode
  • Haynes Brooke

    as Older Julian Threadgoode
  • Wallace Merck

    as KKK Man
  • Richard Riehle

    as Reverend Scroggins
  • Constance Shulman

    as Missy
  • Nick Searcy

    as Frank Bennett
  • Macon McCalman

    as Prosecutor Percy
  • Raynor Scheine

    as Sheriff Curtis Smoote
  • Grace Zabriskie

    as Eva Bates
  • Reid Binion

    as Young Julian Threadgoode
  • Danny Nelson

    as Papa Threadgoode
  • Nancy Moore Atchison

    as Little Idgie Threadgoode
  • Ginny Parker

    as Ruth's Mother
  • Tres Holton

    as Boy at Supermarket
  • Ron McCall

    as Ocie
  • David Dwyer

    as Hooded Man
  • Lashondra Phillips

    as Young Naughty Bird
  • Kathy Larson

    as Beetle Girl #1
  • Missy Wolff

    as Beetle Girl #2
  • LaTanya Richardson Jackson

    as Janeen
  • Grayson Fricke

    as Buddy Threadgoode Jr.
  • Enjolik Oree

    as Older Naughty Bird
  • Genevieve Fisher

    as Peggy Hadley
  • Bob Hannah

    as Defense Attorney
  • Ted Manson

    as Bailiff
  • Carol Mitchell-Leon

    as Sue Otis
  • Evan Lockwood

    as Tim
Sound Thomas Newman Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Elizabeth McBride Costume Design
Production David Rubin Casting Director
Art Barbara Ling Production Design
Production Barbara Ling Associate Producer
Sound Bill Bernstein Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Fern Buchner Makeup Artist
Art Larry Fulton Art Direction
Editing Debra Neil-Fisher Editor
Art Debra Schutt Set Decoration
Directing Jon Avnet Director
Production Jon Avnet Producer
Writing Fannie Flagg Screenplay
Writing Fannie Flagg Novel
Writing Carol Sobieski Screenplay
Camera Geoffrey Simpson Director of Photography
Production Jordan Kerner Producer
Production Ric Rondell Co-Producer
Production Deborah Love Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Colleen Callaghan Hairstylist
Production Anne Marie Gillen Executive Producer
Production Norman Lear Executive Producer
Crew Kerrie Cullen Stunt Coordinator
Production Lisa Lindstrom Co-Producer
Production Tom Taylor Executive Producer
Production Martin Huberty Co-Producer
Production Andrew Meyer Executive Producer
Sound Alan Robert Murray Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Walter Newman Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Cydney Cornell Hairstylist
Sound Kathy Nelson Music Supervisor
Sound Mary H. Ellis Sound Mixer
Sound Arthur Baker Music Supervisor