Comparison between the Theatrical Version and the Extended Version.
Seven new scenes with an overall running time of 345 seconds found their way back into Jon Avnets tragic comedy concerning female friendship. In my opinion, the film is now more complete and better understandable.
German DVD 2:04:51 Min.
US DVD 2:16:20 Min.
Additional scenes 7
Running time: 345 Sec.
Ruth Jamison (Mary-Louise Parker) is teaching some children. Reverend Scroggins (Richard Riehle) is watching her. Idgie Threadgoode (Mary Stuart Masterson) watches Ruth through the window.
Big George (Stan Shaw) goes into his house to wake Idgie. He talks to her until his mother Sipsey (Cicely Tyson) joins the conversation.
Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) has been insulted and cries some more because of it. Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy) approaches and tries to comfort her.
After George has been kidnapped and abused by the Klu-Klux-Clan Idgie treats his wounds. Grady Kilgore (Gary Basaraba)joins them and talks to Idgie.
Ruth sits on the veranda, reading the yellow press. Idgie comes over and they talk.
Ninny has her makeup done by Evelyn.
A gospel singer (Marion Williams) sings in front of an audience containing mainly black people. Ninny and Evelyn enter the church. Ninny is amazed immediately. Evelyn is not so sure. The singer approaches the two and overwhelms them with her singing.
Sipsey fries some green tomatoes when it knocks on the kitchen door. A young black man asks about the Barbecue. Sipsey sends the man away because on this day a very special meat is about to be barbecued.