Fried green tomatoes

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  • Creator Universal Pictures and Act III Communications present in association with Electric Shadow Productions an Avnet/Kerner production ; screenplay, Fannie Flagg and Carol Sobieski ; producers, Jon Avnet and Jordan Kerner ; director, Jon Avnet
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Collector's ed. Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, [2004], c1998.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 DVD (2 hrs., 17 min.) : 4 3/4 in
  • Credits
    • Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Cicely Tyson


  • A chance encounter in a nursing home leads to an unexpected frienship between a dowdy housewife and a spry octagenarian who tells her the story of a fiercely independent woman half a century ago, inspiring the housewife to change her life, often with hilarious results.


  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1991.
  • Based upon the novel Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg.
  • Closed-captioned.