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A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 12 nominations.
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Evelyn Couch
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Idgie Threadgoode
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Ruth Jamison
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Ninny Threadgoode
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Sipsey
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Buddy Threadgoode
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Big George
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Ed Couch
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Smokey Lonesome (as Tim Scott)
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Grady Kilgore
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Mama Threadgoode
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Women's Awareness Teacher
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Prosecutor Percy
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Reverend Scroggins
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Sheriff Curtis Smoote
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Eva Bates
Reid Binion ...
Young Julian Threadgoode
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Leona Threadgoode
Danny Nelson ...
Papa Threadgoode
Nancy Moore Atchison ...
Little Idgie Threadgoode (as Nancy Atchison)
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Missy
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Frank Bennett
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Older Julian Threadgoode
Ginny Parker ...
Ruth's Mother
Tres Holton ...
Boy at Supermarket
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Ocie
Wallace Merck ...
KKK Man
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Hooded Man
Lashondra Phillips ...
Young Naughty Bird
Kathy Larson ...
Beetle Girl #1 (as Catherine Larson)
Missy Wolff ...
Beetle Girl #2
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Janeen (as LaTanya Richardson)
Grayson Fricke ...
Buddy Threadgoode Jr.
Enjolik Oree ...
Older Naughty Bird
Genevieve Fisher ...
Peggy Hadley
Tom Even ...
Judge
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Defense Attorney
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Bailiff
Carol Mitchell-Leon ...
Sue Otis
Evan Lockwood ...
Tim
Suzi Bass ...
Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Armbruster ...
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Michael Burgess ...
Wingo, Man at BBQ (uncredited)
Todd Eller ...
College Buddy (uncredited)
Bill Ewin ...
College Dean (uncredited)
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Teacher (uncredited)
Shelby Hofer ...
School Girl (uncredited)
Barry Hopkins ...
Shantytown Male (uncredited)
Teretha G. Houston ...
Choir Member (uncredited)
James Mayberry ...
Orderly (uncredited)
Shannon McCrory ...
Threadgood Cousin (uncredited)
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Bailiff (uncredited)
Leonard Shinew ...
Mr. Dunaway (uncredited)
Drew Wilkins ...
Young Cleo (uncredited)
Marion Williams ...
Gospel Singer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jon Avnet

Written by

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Fannie Flagg ... (novel "Fried Green Tomatoes At the Whistle Stop Cafe")
 
Fannie Flagg ... (screenplay) and
Carol Sobieski ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Jon Avnet ... producer
Sara Duvall ... executive producer: Electric Shadow Productions
Anne Marie Gillen ... executive producer
Martin Huberty ... co-producer
Jordan Kerner ... producer
Norman Lear ... executive producer
Lisa Lindstrom ... co-producer
Barbara Ling ... associate producer
Deborah Love ... associate producer
Yuriko Matsubara ... executive producer: Electric Shadow Productions
Andrew Meyer ... executive producer
Ric Rondell ... co-producer
Shannon Silverman ... executive producer: Electric Shadow Productions
Tom Taylor ... executive producer

Music by

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Thomas Newman

Cinematography by

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Geoffrey Simpson ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Debra Neil-Fisher ... (as Debra Neil)

Editorial Department

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Karen Broderick ... first assistant editor (as Karen Whipple)
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Phil Hetos ... color timer
Sabrina Plisco ... associate editor (as Sabrina Plisco-Morris)
Ken Schretzmann ... assistant editor
Johnie Tidwell Jr. ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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David Rubin

Production Design by

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Barbara Ling

Art Direction by

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Larry Fulton

Set Decoration by

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Debra Schutt ... (as Deborah Schutt)

Costume Design by

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Elizabeth McBride

Makeup Department

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Fern Buchner ... makeup artist
Colleen Callaghan ... key hair stylist
Cydney Cornell ... hair stylist
Judi Goodman ... assistant hair
Paul Huntley ... wig designer
Pauletta O. Lewis ... assistant hair (as Pauletta Lewis)
Rosemary Zurlo ... assistant makeup artist
Patrice Coleman ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Gene Witham ... makeup artist: second unit (uncredited)

Production Management

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Michael B. Keegan ... executive in charge of production: Act III
Ric Rondell ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Peter E. Hirsch ... second second assistant director (as Peter Hirsch)
Deborah Love ... first assistant director
Jeff Rafner ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Susan L. Anderson ... swing gang
Hoby Belflower ... carpenter
Taylor Bennett ... scenic artist (as Franklin T. Bennett)
Rufus Best ... carpenter (as Rufus Best Sr.)
Christian Bevington ... art department assistant
Russ Blackmon ... swing gang (as Russell Blackmon)
Tom Bolin ... lead carpenter (as Thomas Scott Bolin)
T. Kalan Brown ... art department researcher (as Kalan Brown)
John Bullard ... carpenter
Debbie Charboneau ... asst. to construction coordinator (as Deborah Burnett)
Daniel Durning ... carpenter
Douglas Fortner ... swing gang
Daniel B. Foster ... swing gang (as Daniel Foster)
Sandy Hamilton ... property master
Michael Hicks ... swing gang (as Michael F. Hicks)
Steven Kerlagon ... lead paint foreman (as Steve Kerlagon)
Larry King ... lead carpenter (as Larry Michael King)
Jay Klein ... leadman
Charles M. Lagola ... set designer (as Charlie Lagola)
Martin Lasowitz ... assistant props
Martha Martin ... art department researcher
Eddie Lee Mayner ... swing gang
Swift Moseley ... key greens
Ruffin Moye ... greensman (as Ruffin B. Moye)
Robert Tate Nichols ... swing gang
Alice Persons ... property assistant
Sara Peterson ... swing gang
Katie Pinholster ... set dressing assistant (as Katherine Pinholster)
W. Dean Reuther ... stand-by carpenter
John Setzer ... gang boss
Chad Simpson ... painter gang boss
Chris Snyder ... construction coordinator
Billie Speer ... art department coordinator
Barry Spencer ... mill foreman
Greg Spencer ... carpenter (as Greg W. Spencer)
Mark S. Turner ... paint foreman
Chester K. Walding ... carpenter
Tommy Lee Watson Jr. ... swing gang
Melanie Wester ... property assistant
Karen Young ... on-set dresser
Ted Boonthanakit ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Tony Bradley ... construction (uncredited)
Carolyn Cartwright ... assistant decorator (uncredited) / storyboard artist (uncredited)
Scott Mobley ... carpenter (uncredited)
Adam Snyder ... scenic artist apprentice (uncredited)
Ann Stacy ... scenic artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Andre Bacha ... dialogue editor
Jim Borgardt ... adr editor
Neil Burrow ... foley editor
David E. Campbell ... re-recording mixer (as David Campbell)
Gloria Cooper ... cable operator
Greg Curda ... foley mixer
Ken Dufva ... foley artist
Mary H. Ellis ... sound mixer (as Mary Ellis)
David Lee Fein ... foley artist
Bill Fibben ... boom operator
Devon Heffley Curry ... supervising adr editor (as Devon Curry)
Joseph A. Ippolito ... sound effects editor
Constance A. Kazmer ... dialogue editor (as Connie Kazmer)
Mickie McGowan ... loop group
Michael Mirkovich ... assistant sound editor
Alan Robert Murray ... supervising sound editor
Walter Newman ... supervising sound editor
Kim Nolan ... assistant sound editor (as Kimberly Nolan)
John T. Reitz ... re-recording mixer (as John Reitz)
Gregg Rudloff ... re-recording mixer
Michael Ruiz ... assistant sound editor
Karen Spangenberg ... supervising dialogue editor
Karen G. Wilson ... dialogue editor (as Karen Wilson)
Marshall Winn ... sound effects editor
Butch Wolf ... foley editor
Devon Heffley Curry ... adr supervisor (uncredited)
Allen Hurd ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Tony Bradley ... special effects technician
Tim Jones ... special effects foreman (as Timothy Jones)
Ken Reid ... special effects foreman (as Kenneth Reid)
Larry Reid ... special effects foreman

Stunts

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Bruce Paul Barbour ... stunts (as Bruce Barbour)
Steven Chambers ... stunts (as Steve Chambers)
Kerrie Cullen ... stunt coordinator
Laura Dash ... stunts
Dick Hancock ... stunts
Joy Hooper ... stunts
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw ... stunts (as Tracy Keehn Dashnaw)
M.J. Lord ... stunts
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw ... stunt double: Mary Louise Parker (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Alexonis ... grip
Tom Bradley ... grip
Allan Bullard ... grip (as Alan Jerry Bullard)
Dan Cornwall ... electrician
Stephen Crowley ... electrician
Richard Dooley ... electrician
James Ellis ... playback operator
Lisa J. Feitelberg ... second assistant camera
Richard Felber ... still photographer
Ken Ferris ... camera operator
Morris Flam ... gaffer (as Mo Flam)
Ian Forsyth ... electrician
Scott W. Leftridge ... dolly grip
Tully McCulloch ... best boy electric (as J.M. 'Tully' McCulloch)
Jesse Wayne Parker ... best boy
C. Alan Rawlins ... electrician (as Alan Rawlins)
Chris Ridley ... grip (as Christopher Ridley)
William Ridley ... grip
David Robertson ... electrician
Robert Ulland ... steadicam operator (as Bob Ulland)
Denise Bailie ... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited) / second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Allen Barnwell ... electrician (uncredited)
Lee Blasingame ... lead assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Adrian Carter ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jeff Funderburk ... electrician/generator operator (uncredited)
Jay Kemp ... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Bruce Lane ... additional second camera (uncredited)
Greg Morse ... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
David Reeder ... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Thomas Sorlie ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Shay Griffin ... casting: Atlanta (as Shay Bentley-Griffin)
Rex S. Jackson ... assistant extras coordinator
Cynthia Stillwell ... extras casting coordinator
Debra Zane ... casting associate
Diane Alexander ... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Pat Cartwright Barwick ... extras casting assistant coordinator (uncredited)
Amy Taylor ... additional casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Yvonne Cervantes ... set costumer
Melinda Eshelman ... wardrobe assistant
Mitzi Haralson ... wardrobe assistant
Askia Won-Ling Jacob ... wardrobe assistant (as Askia Jacob)
Kris Kearney ... wardrobe assistant (as Kristine Kearney)
Cheryl Kilbourne-Kimpton ... wardrobe supervisor
Jane E. Myers ... set costumer (as Jane Myers)
Elizabeth Palmer ... wardrobe assistant
Cindy Reno ... wardrobe assistant
Eileen Sieff Stroup ... assistant costume designer (as Eileen Mae Sieff)
Kathy Oberlin ... costume constructor (uncredited)
Amanda Zenil ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Marlon Dwight ... location production assistant
Daniel Jones ... location foreman
Pat Kilpatrick ... location scout
Maida N. Morgan ... assistant location manager (as Maida Morgan)
Marc Pilvinsky ... location production assistant
Eric S. Smith ... location production assistant (as Eric Smith)
Doug Whitley ... location manager

Music Department

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Arthur Baker ... music supervisor
Bill Bernstein ... music editor
George Budd ... music researcher
Leslie Morris ... music contractor
Kathy Nelson ... music supervisor
Thomas Pasatieri ... orchestrator (as Tom Pasatieri)
John Vigran ... music scoring mixer
John Beasley ... composer: additional score (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Teretha G. Houston ... choir member (uncredited)
Maria Newman ... musician (uncredited)
Paul Pesco ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Toots Thielemans ... musician: harmonica solo (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Beverly Avery ... driver (as Beverly Ann Avery)
Steve Caldwell ... transportation co-captain (as Stephen Caldwell)
William Dawson ... driver (as Will 'Cowboy' Dawson)
Gordon Jernberg ... transportation captain
Kenny Jernberg ... driver (as Kenneth Jernberg)
Regina Jernberg ... driver
Ken Peterson ... transportation coordinator
Martha Pruette ... driver
Skip Steffens ... driver (as Skip Steffen)
Michael Tinsley ... driver
Blaine Whittle ... driver
Marsha Lawson Young ... driver (as Marsha Lawson-Young)

Other crew

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Canard Emile Barnes ... production assistant (as Canard Barnes)
Melanie Bell ... production assistant
Dave Brown ... craft service (as David Brown)
Mark S. Brown ... greensman
Tommy Cochran ... painter
Colleen Cole ... production office intern (as Coleen Cole)
Walter Commander ... painter gang boss
Tim Crone ... small animal wrangler
Dorothy Davis ... assistant: Mr. Kerner
Paul Erlicht ... key set p.a. (as Paul J. Erlicht)
David Fish ... carpenter
Wayne Forsyth ... craft service
Norman Gary ... special bee wrangler (as Dr. Norman Gary)
Butch Graziano ... head horse wrangler
Greg Griffin ... story department editor
Tony Grillo ... production assistant
Robert Hart ... second engineer
Charles Heger ... carpenter
Cynthia Hizer Jubera ... food stylist
John M. Holliday ... general foreman (as John Holliday)
Syd E. Horne ... on-set train coordinator (as Sid E. Horne)
Lee Ivey ... painter
Kelly Jarquin ... craft service
Caroline Kallas ... assistant: Act III
Val Keys ... assistant: Mr. Avnet
Nancy Jane King ... production office coordinator (as Nancy King)
Lori Koravos ... production accountant
Hope Kurczeski ... production assistant
James Mack ... painter gang boss
John Meredith ... greensman
Senia Phillips ... small animal wrangler
David Pollick ... unit publicist
Jonathan Resnick ... production assistant
Caroline Sax ... script supervisor
Julie Shapiro ... travel arrangements
Will Shivers ... office intern
Katherine Speer ... painter
Kirsten Stevens ... assistant accountant (as Kirsten Stephens)
Lynne Stewart ... assistant coordinator (as Lynn 'Mike' Stewart)
Johnie Tidwell Jr. ... production assistant (as Johnie Tidwell)
Elizabeth Tompkins ... first assistant accountant
Melanie Webber ... assistant: Mr. Avnet
Diane Alexander ... stand-in (uncredited)
Pat Cartwright Barwick ... stand-in (uncredited)
Toni Crey ... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Susan Gee ... production financing (uncredited)
Solomon J. LeFlore ... production financing (uncredited)
Grace Markley-Reiter ... pre-production research (uncredited)
Thomas B. McGrath ... President: Act III Communications (uncredited)
Brad Stephens ... publicist (uncredited)
Daniel Wheatcroft ... studio executive (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jay S. Berger ... the producers wish to thank
Sarah Black ... the producers wish to thank
Ollie Denny ... the producers wish to thank (as Miss Ollie Denny)
Colleen Dewhurst ... the producers wish to thank
Dewey Graham ... the producers wish to thank
Anthony Heilbut ... the producers wish to thank
JoAnn May-Pavey ... the producers wish to thank (as Jo Ann May-Pavey)
Bette L. Smith ... the producers wish to thank
Marion Williams ... the producers wish to thank
Robert Williams ... thanks (as Mr. Robert Williams and the entire town of Juliette GA)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Evelyn Couch is having trouble in her marriage, and no one seems to take her seriously. While in a nursing home visiting relatives, she meets Ninny Threadgoode, an outgoing old woman, who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode, a young woman in 1920's Alabama. Through Idgie's inspiring life, Evelyn learns to be more assertive and builds a lasting friendship of her own with Ninny. Written by Kevin

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Taglines The secret of life? The secret's in the sauce. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (United Kingdom)
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Cafe (United Kingdom)
  • Beignets de tomates vertes (France)
  • Grüne Tomaten (Germany)
  • Tomates verdes fritos (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 130 min
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Box Office

Budget $11,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $119,418,501

Did You Know?

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Trivia Mary Stuart Masterson did all of the bee stunts herself because her stunt double quit at the last minute. See more »
Goofs When Evelyn arrives in Whistle Stop, Ninny is sitting on a suitcase. A few minutes later, when they walk towards the car, the suitcase has disappeared. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Rush/Naked Lunch/The Prince of Tides/Fried Green Tomatoes/Madame Bovary (1991). See more »
Soundtracks My Blue Heaven See more »
Quotes [Evelyn is cut off in a parking lot]
Evelyn Couch: Hey! I was waiting for that spot!
Girl #1: Face it, lady, we're younger and faster!
[Evelyn rear-ends the other car six times]
Girl #1: What are you *doing*?
Girl #2: Are you *crazy*?
Evelyn Couch: Face it, girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
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