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Overview - 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.  Read more...

 

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Overview

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.

Cast List

Larry Fulton
Barbara Ling
Chris O'Donnell - American actor
Carol Sobieski - Screenwriter, SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL
Jessica Tandy - American actress, DRIVING MISS DAISY
Stan Shaw - Actor/"Boys In Company C"
Thomas Newman - Composer
Gailard Sartain - American Supporting Actor
Cicely Tyson - American Actress
Jon Avnet - American Producer/Director
Jonathan Michael Avnet - American Producer/Director
Anne Marie Gillen - UNDER SUSPICION
Mary-Louise Parker - Actress
Mary Louise Parker - Actress
Fannie Flagg - Author
Mary Stuart Masterson - American actor/director, SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL/BENNY & JOON
Debra Neil-Fischer - Editor, YOU, ME AND DUPREE (2006)
Debra Neil-Fisher - Editor, YOU, ME AND DUPREE (2006)
Debra Neil - Editor, YOU, ME AND DUPREE (2006)
Norman Lear - Director/Prod./Screenwriter
Tom Taylor - Executive Producer
Geoffrey Simpson - Cinematographer
Jordan Kerner - Producer
Kathy Bates - Oscar winning actress, MISERY
Nick Searcy
Andrew Meyer - Producer/Executive
Elizabeth McBride - Costume Designer

 
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  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192348945
  • Rating: Not Rated

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Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Friends
Self-Discovery
Murder
Bucolic
Heartwarming
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Notes:
Co-stars Kathy Bates and Mary Stuart Masterson share the same birthday (June 28). Directorial debut of Jon Avnet. Sourcewriter and co-screenwriter Fannie Flagg has a cameo as a teacher.

Reviews:
"...Jessica Tandy is glorious..." - 01/23/1992 Rolling Stone, p.50


"...Handsomely mounted, engagingly performed...[and] wrapped around with an ingratiating score by Thomas Newman..." - 03/01/1992 Sight and Sound, p.56


"...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 Los Angeles Times, p.F1

 
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