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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13
130 min | Drama

A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.
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Director
Writers
Fannie Flagg (novel "Fried Green Tomatoes At the Whistle Stop Cafe") (screenplay) | Carol Sobieski (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Editor
Debra Neil-Fisher (as Debra Neil)
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$ 11,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 82,418,501
Gross (World)
$ 119,418,501
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Release date
Jan 24, 1992 (United States)

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7.7 / 10 | 58,861 votes