Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes
Directed By Jon Avnet
Screenplay By Carol Sobieski, Jon Avnet, Fannie Flagg
Cast Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson
Produced By Norman Lear, Jon Avnet
Film Editing By Debra Neil-Fisher
Cinematography By Geoffrey Simpson
Music By Thomas Newman

Act III Communications, Fried Green Tomatoes Productions, Universal Pictures


United States



Release Date

December 27, 1991


136 Minutes

Rating PG-13
Distributed By

Universal Pictures

Budget $11,000,000
Gross $119,418,501
Based on Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg



  • Kathy Bates as Evelyn Couch
  • Mary Stuart Masterson as Imogene "Idgie" Threadgoode
  • Mary-Louise Parker as Ruth Jamison
  • Jessica Tandy as Ninny Threadgoode
  • Cicely Tyson as Sipsey
  • Chris O'Donnell as Buddy Threadgoode
  • Stan Shaw as Big George
  • Gailard Sartain as Ed Couch
  • Timothy Scott as Smokey Lonesome
  • Gary Basaraba as Grady Kilgore
  • Lois Smith as Mama Threadgoode
  • Danny Nelson as Papa Threadgoode
  • Jo Harvey Allen as Women's Awareness Teacher
  • Macon McCalman as Prosecutor
  • Richard Riehle as Reverend Scroggins
  • Raynor Scheine as Curtis Smoot
  • Grace Zabriskie as Eva Bates
  • Reid Binion as Young Julian
  • Nick Searcy as Frank Bennett
  • Constance Shulman as Missy



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