Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1920s.

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  1. Fannie Flagg

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Carol Sobieski


  3. Jon Avnet


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kathy Bates

    Kathy Bates

    Evelyn Couch

  2. Mary-Louise Parker

    Mary-Louise Parker

    Ruth Jamison

  3. Jessica Tandy

    Jessica Tandy

    Ninny Threadgoode

  4. Cicely Tyson

    Cicely Tyson


  5. Mary Stuart Masterson

    Mary Stuart Masterson

    Idgie Threadgoode

  6. Chris O'Donnell

    Chris O'Donnell

    Buddy Threadgoode

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 10m

Budget $11,000,000.00

Revenue $119,418,501.00

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Release Information

  • December 27, 1991
    PG-13, Theatrical



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