Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe


Jon Avnet

During a chance meeting in a nursing home waiting lounge one afternoon, an elderly patient (Tandy) begins to tell a random visitor (Bates, a frustrated middle-aged housewife) an intriguing true story that happened years ago in the 1930s, in Alabama of a tragedy, a murder, and how the Whistle Stop cafe became what it is.

Yet another memorable performance from the wonderful Jessica Tandy in the twilight of her career (Cocoon, Batteries Not Included, and Driving Miss Daisy were all within a six-year period of this film). Very few people will have a bad word to say about this beautiful sleeper movie. ~ The Lord

Instant classic concerning the reminiscenses of an elderly Southern lady. Recommended. ~ The Sloth

27th December 1991

13th March 1992

Fried Green Tomatoes (Collector's Edition)
18th April 2000


6th June 2006


Kathy Bates
Evelyn Couch
Mary Stuart Masterson
Idgie Threadgoode
Mary-Louise Parker
Ruth Jamison
Jessica Tandy
Ninny Threadgoode
Cicely Tyson
Chris O'Donnell
Buddy Threadgoode
Stan Shaw
Big George
Gailard Sartain
Ed Couch
Tim Scott
Smokey Lonesome
Gary Basaraba
Grady Kilgore
Lois Smith
Mama Threadgoode
Jo Harvey Allen
Women's awareness teacher
Macon McCalman
Percy, Prosecutor
Richard Riehle
Reverend Scroggins
Raynor Scheine
Curtis Smoote
Grace Zabriskie
Eva Bates
Reid Binion
Young Julian Threadgoode
Nancy Moore Atchison
Little Idgie Threadgoode
Haynes Brooke
Older Julian Threadgoode
Tom Even
Fannie Flagg
Grayson Fricke
Buddy Threadgoode Jr.
Bob Hannah
Defense Attorney
Tres Holton
Boy at Supermarket
Carole Mitchell-Leon
Sue Otis
Danny Nelson
Papa Threadgoode
Ginny Parker
Ruth's Mother
LaTanya Richardson
Nurse Janeen Davis
Nick Searcy
Frank Bennett
Constance Shulman
Suzi Bass
Nurse Fisher
Michael Burgess
Wingo, Man at BBQ
Bob Penny

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