Academy Award winners* Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy star with Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker in this inspiring drama adapted from Fannie Flagg's best-selling novel. When an unhappy housewife (Bates) befriends a lady in a nursing home (Tandy), she hears a remarkable tale of laughter, devotion and a special friendship that defies all obstacles in this heartwarming film from acclaimed director Jon Avnet.

Movie Backdrop
Expand

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13

Drama · 2h 10m · 1/24/1992

IMDB Logo TheMovieDB Logo
The secret of life? The secret's in the sauce.

Description

Academy Award winners* Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy star with Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker in this inspiring drama adapted from Fannie Flagg's best-selling novel. When an unhappy housewife (Bates) befriends a lady in a nursing home (Tandy), she hears a remarkable tale of laughter, devotion and a special friendship that defies all obstacles in this heartwarming film from acclaimed director Jon Avnet.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Universal Pictures, Act III Communications, Electric Shadow Productions, Avnet/Kerner Productions, Fried Green Tomatoes Productions

Budget

$11,000,000

Revenue

$119,418,501
Part Of
Cast
Person Photo

Kathy Bates

Evelyn Couch
Person Photo

Mary Stuart Masterson

Idgie Threadgoode
Person Photo

Mary-Louise Parker

Ruth Jamison
Person Photo

Jessica Tandy

Ninny Threadgoode
Person Photo

Cicely Tyson

Sipsey
Person Photo

Chris O'Donnell

Buddy Threadgoode
Person Photo

Stan Shaw

Big George
Person Photo

Gailard Sartain

Ed Couch
Person Photo

Timothy Scott

Smokey Lonesome (as Tim Scott)
Person Photo

Gary Basaraba

Grady Kilgore
Person Photo

Lois Smith

Mama Threadgoode
Person Photo

Jo Harvey Allen

Women's Awareness Teacher
Person Photo

Macon McCalman

Prosecutor Percy
Person Photo

Richard Riehle

Reverend Scroggins
Person Photo

Raynor Scheine

Sheriff Curtis Smoote
Person Photo

Grace Zabriskie

Eva Bates
Person Photo

Reid Binion

Young Julian Threadgoode
Person Photo

Afton Smith

Leona Threadgoode
Person Photo

Danny Nelson

Papa Threadgoode
Person Photo

Nancy Moore Atchison

Little Idgie Threadgoode (as Nancy Atchison)
Person Photo

Constance Shulman

Missy
Person Photo

Nick Searcy

Frank Bennett
Person Photo

Haynes Brooke

Older Julian Threadgoode
Person Photo

Ginny Parker

Ruth's Mother
Person Photo

Tres Holton

Boy at Supermarket
Person Photo

Ronald McCall

Ocie
Person Photo

Wallace Merck

KKK Man
Person Photo

David Dwyer

Hooded Man
Person Photo

Lashondra Phillips

Young Naughty Bird
Person Photo

Kathy Larson

Beetle Girl #1 (as Catherine Larson)
Person Photo

Missy Wolff

Beetle Girl #2
Person Photo

LaTanya Richardson Jackson

Janeen (as LaTanya Richardson)
Person Photo

Grayson Fricke

Buddy Threadgoode Jr.
Person Photo

Enjolik Oree

Older Naughty Bird
Person Photo

Genevieve Fisher

Peggy Hadley
Person Photo

Tom Even

Judge
Person Photo

Bob Hannah

Defense Attorney
Person Photo

Ted Manson

Bailiff
Person Photo

Carol Mitchell-leon

Sue Otis
Person Photo

Evan Lockwood

Tim
Person Photo

Suzi Bass

Nurse
Person Photo

Paul Armbruster

Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Person Photo

Jacob Avnet

Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Person Photo

Michael Burgess

Wingo, Man at BBQ (uncredited)
Person Photo

Todd Eller

College Buddy (uncredited)
Person Photo

Bill Ewin

College Dean (uncredited)
Person Photo

Fannie Flagg

Teacher (uncredited)
Person Photo

Shelby Hofer

School Girl (uncredited)
Person Photo

Barry Hopkins

Shantytown Male (uncredited)
Person Photo

Teretha G. Houston

Choir Member (uncredited)
Person Photo

James Mayberry

Orderly (uncredited)
Person Photo

Shannon McCrory

Threadgood Cousin (uncredited)
Person Photo

Bob Penny

Bailiff (uncredited)
Person Photo

Leonard Shinew

Mr. Dunaway (uncredited)
Person Photo

Doug Whitley

River Club Patron (uncredited)
Person Photo

Drew Wilkins

Young Cleo (uncredited)
Person Photo

Marion Williams

Gospel Singer (uncredited)
Crew
Person Photo

Jon Avnet

Director
Person Photo

Fannie Flagg

Writer
Person Photo

Carol Sobieski

Writer
Person Photo

Jon Avnet

Producer
Person Photo

Jordan Kerner

Producer
Person Photo

Geoffrey Simpson

Cinematograpy
Person Photo

Debra Neil-Fisher

Editor
Person Photo

Thomas Newman

Music
Similar Movies
Movie Poster

The Color Purple

Movie Poster

Steel Magnolias

Movie Poster

Terms of Endearment

Movie Poster

Thelma & Louise

Movie Poster

Sister Act

Movie Poster

Waiting to Exhale

Movie Poster

Erin Brockovich

Movie Poster

The Princess Diaries

Movie Poster

Legally Blonde

Movie Poster

Sweet Home Alabama

Movie Poster

Bridget Jones's Diary

Movie Poster

The Devil Wears Prada

Movie Poster

Mamma Mia!

Movie Poster

Sex and the City: The Movie

Movie Poster

The Help

Movie Poster

Bridesmaids

Movie Poster

Frozen

Movie Poster

Pitch Perfect

Movie Poster

Hidden Figures

Movie Poster

Wonder Woman

Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Fried Green Tomatoes

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

6/6/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Fried Green Tomatoes

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

12/15/1998

Disc Title Front Cover

Fried Green Tomatoes

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

3/4/2014

Disc Title Front Cover

Fried Green Tomatoes

(DVD)

10/11/2016

Disc Title Front Cover

Fried Green Tomatoes

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

10/16/2018

Disc Title Front Cover

Fried Green Tomatoes

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Fried Green Tomatoes

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Fried Green Tomatoes

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Fried Green Tomatoes

(DVD)

1/5/2010

MobileIcon
app store google play