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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Kathy Bates (Evelyn Couch), Mary-Louise Parker (Ruth Jamison), Jessica Tandy (Ninny Threadgoode), Cicely Tyson (Sipsey), Mary Stuart Masterson (Idgie Threadgoode), Chris O'Donnell (Buddy Threadgoode), Stan Shaw (Big George) more..., Gailard Sartain (Ed Couch), Timothy Scott (Smokey Lonesome), Gary Basaraba (Grady Kilgore), Lois Smith (Mama Threadgoode), Jo Harvey Allen (Woman's Awareness Teacher), Fannie Flagg (Teacher), Suzi Bass (nurse), Tom Even (Judge), Afton Smith (Leona Threadgoode), Haynes Brooke (Older Julian Threadgoode), Wallace Merck (KKK Man), Richard Riehle (Reverend Scroggins), Constance Shulman (Missy), Nick Searcy (Frank Bennett)
Fannie Flagg (Novel), Carol Sobieski (Screenplay), Fannie Flagg (Screenplay), Elizabeth McBride (Costume Design), Barbara Ling (Production Design), Thomas Newman (Original Music Composer), Debra Neil-Fisher (Editor) more..., Geoffrey Simpson (Director of Photography),
The Whistle Stop Café started by Idgie and Ruth with the money they get from Edge's father.