A Hero Ain't Nothin But a Sandwich (1978)


Faced with the harsh reality of growing up in the ghetto, 13-year old Benjie (Larry B. Scott) turns to heroin to escape. After Benjie hits rock bottom, his mother (Cicely Tyson) and her boyfriend (Paul Winfield) must sacrifice to help him overcome his dependency. Directed by Ralph Nelson, this heartwarming drama tackles the battle of a troubled youth, his struggles with addiction, and the impact felt by those around him.

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Movie Score: 6.8/10 from 4 votes
Release Date: 1978-02-03
Status: Released
Run time: 107 min / 1:47
Production Studio : New World Pictures
Production Country: United States of America
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A Hero Ain't Nothin But a Sandwich Casts

Cicely Tyson
as Sweets
Paul Winfield
as Butler
Larry B. Scott
as Benjie
Helen Martin
as Mrs. Bell
Glynn Turman
as Nigeria
David Groh
as Cohen
Kevin Hooks
as Tiger
Kenneth Green
as Jimmy Lee
Harold Sylvester
as Doctor
Erin Blunt
as Carwell

A Hero Ain't Nothin But a Sandwich Crew

Directing Ralph Nelson Director
Writing Alice Childress Novel
Writing Alice Childress Screenplay
Sound Tom McIntosh Original Music Composer
Crew Frank Stanley Cinematography
Editing Fred A. Chulack Editor
Production Jack G. Roberts Casting
Art Cheryal Kearney Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Janice D. Brandow Hairstylist