Fried Green Tomatoes

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Three generations of unconventional women fight for their independence in the fictional town of whistle stop, alabama.


Studio Universal
SKU 202286791
UPC 025192508127
UPC 14 00025192508127
Format DVD
Release Date 6/6/2006
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Editors Note
Note Academy Award winners Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy star with Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker in this comic, heartwarming tale of family, friendship and murder in rural Georgia. In a Southern nursing home, a feisty resident and old local fixture named Ninny Threadgoode (Tandy) befriends Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) a depressed housewife and stirs her to action with an inspirational tale. She tells the story of a transcendent friendship between two young women living in Georgia in the 1930s, Idgie Threadgoode (Mary Stuart Masterson) and Ruth (Mary Louise Parker), who forge a powerful bond after witnessing a terrible tragedy together. The two women open a cafe (where fried green tomatoes are a house specialty) together in their small Southern town of Whistle Stop and manage to survive the hardships of life, despite racism, prejudice and the pressures of trying to live their lives as individuals in a strict and close-minded Southern society. Their friendship lasts through many ups and downs over the years, helping one of the women through an abusive marriage, and buoying both of them through the gossip and jealousy of those small-minded people who try to control their lives. Based on Fannie Flagg's best-selling novel FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE.
Rolling Stone "...Jessica Tandy is glorious..." 01/23/1992 p.50
Sight and Sound "...Handsomely mounted, engagingly performed...[and] wrapped around with an ingratiating score by Thomas Newman..." 03/01/1992 p.56
Los Angeles Times "...A folksy enigma....Blessed with a number of out-of-the-ordinary performances....Both Tandy and Masterson bring a similar amount of sass and skill to their very watchable performances..." 12/27/1991 p.F1
Jon Avnet
Cicely Tyson
Jessica Tandy
Mary-Louise Parker
Mary Stuart Masterson
Cast & Crew
Anne Marie Gillen - Executive Producer
Carol Sobieski - Screenplay
Debra Neil-Fisher - Editor
Fannie Flagg - Based On Novel By
Geoffrey Simpson - Cinematographer
Jessica Tandy - Actor
Jon Avnet - Director
Jon Avnet - Producer
Kathy Bates - Actor
Mary Stuart Masterson - Actor
Mary-Louise Parker - Actor
Thomas Newman - Original Music By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1991
Catalog ID 61025081
UPC 00025192508127
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 137 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
British Academy Awards (1993) Jessica Tandy, Nominee, Best Actress,Kathy Bates, Nominee, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Oscar (1992) Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium,Jessica Tandy, Nominee, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1992) Fried Green Tomatoes, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical,Kathy Bates, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
DVD, Anniversary Edition
Product Attributes
Actor Bates,Kathy
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Chris Hicks, Deseret News An enjoyable film for the Steel Magnolias crowd, though a bit grittier...
Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice A wonderful cinematic valentine to the life-enhancing and soul-stirring powers of friendship.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Enjoyable story-within-a-story film...

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