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  • The stars of "Fried Green Tomatoes:" (l -r) Mary-Louise Parker, Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy and Mary Stuart Masterson

    The stars of "Fried Green Tomatoes:" (l -r) Mary-Louise Parker, Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy and Mary Stuart Masterson

  • Cicely Tyson and Mary-Louise Parker between takes on the set of 1991's "Fried Green Tomatoes."

    Cicely Tyson and Mary-Louise Parker between takes on the set of 1991's "Fried Green Tomatoes." Credit: GDECD

  • Stan Shaw as Big George with Mary Stuart Masterson (Idgie Threadgoode) in "Fried Green Tomatoes."

    Stan Shaw as Big George with Mary Stuart Masterson (Idgie Threadgoode) in "Fried Green Tomatoes." Credit: GDECD

  • Juliette, Georgia, was tranformed into the fictional town of Whistle Stop for the filming of "Fried Green Tomatoes."

    Juliette, Georgia, was tranformed into the fictional town of Whistle Stop for the filming of "Fried Green Tomatoes." Credit: GDECD

  • Mary-Louise Parker and Mary Stuart Masterson in "Fried Green Tomatoes."

    Mary-Louise Parker and Mary Stuart Masterson in "Fried Green Tomatoes." Credit: GDECD

Released in 1991, this feature film was based on the Fannie Flagg novel and was primarily shot in Juliette, Georgia. The double narrative plot involves an unhappy housewife (Kathy Bates) who befriends an older nursing home resident (Jessica Tandy) and becomes enthralled with the latter's tales of Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson), Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker) and the cafe they run.