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Fried Green Tomatoes (27-Dec-1991)

Director: Jon Avnet

Writers: Fannie Flagg; Carol Sobieski

From novel: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

Music by: Thomas Newman

Producers: Jon Avnet; Jordan Kerner

Keywords: Drama, Comedy, Lesbian

Unhappy housewife Evelyn Couch encounters Ninny Threadgoode when visiting a nursing home; the two become fast friends. Ninny relates the friendship of Idgie and Ruth, two women who shared a special bond in the 1930s. Engaging story. Received Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Adaptation.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kathy Bates
28-Jun-1948   Misery
Mary Stuart Masterson
28-Jun-1966   Dogtown
Chris O'Donnell
26-Jun-1970   NCIS Los Angeles
Mary-Louise Parker
2-Aug-1964   Weeds
LaTanya Richardson
21-Oct-1949   Actress/wife of Samuel L. Jackson
Richard Riehle
12-May-1948   Walt Finnerty on Grounded for Life
Gailard Sartain
18-Sep-1946   The Buddy Holly Story
Nick Searcy
7-Mar-1959   Art Mullen on Justified
Stan Shaw
14-Jul-1952   Snake Eyes
Lois Smith
3-Nov-1930   Five Easy Pieces
Jessica Tandy
7-Jun-1909 11-Sep-1994 Driving Miss Daisy
Cicely Tyson
18-Dec-1924   Sounder
Grace Zabriskie
17-May-1941   Sarah Palmer in Twin Peaks


Kathy Bates   ...   Evelyn Couch
Mary Stuart Masterson   ...   Idgie Threadgoode
Mary-Louise Parker   ...   Ruth Jamison
Jessica Tandy   ...   Ninny Threadgoode
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
Special Appearance by
Cicely Tyson   ...   Sipsey
Jo Harvey Allen   ...   Women's Awareness Teacher
Macon McCalman   ...   Prosecutor
Richard Riehle   ...   Rev. Scroggins
Raynor Scheine   ...   Curtis Smoote
Grace Zabriskie   ...   Eva Bates
Reid Binion   ...   Young Julian
Afton Smith   ...   Leona Threadgoode
Danny Nelson   ...   Papa Threadgoode
Nancy Atchison   ...   Little Idgie
Constance Shulman   ...   Missy
Nick Searcy   ...   Frank Bennett
Haynes Brooke   ...   Older Julian
Ginny Parker   ...   Ruth's Mother
Tres Holton   ...   Boy at Supermarket
Ronald McCall   ...   Ocie
Wallace Merck   ...   KKK Man
David Dwyer   ...   Hooded Man
Lashondra Phillips   ...   Young Naughty Bird
Catherine Larson   ...   Girl #1
Missy Wolff   ...   Girl #2
LaTanya Richardson   ...   Janeen
Grayson Fricke   ...   Buddy, Jr.
Enjolik Oree   ...   Older Naughty Bird
Genevieve Fisher   ...   Peggy Hadley
Tom Even   ...   Judge
Bob Hannah   ...   Defense Attorney
Ted Manson   ...   Bailiff
Carol Mitchell-Leon   ...   Sue Otis
Evan Lockwood   ...   Tim
Suzi Bass   ...   Nurse


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