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Monday, February 15, 2010

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 - based on the award-winning novel by Alice Childress - tackles the battle of troubled youth, his struggles with addiction, and the impact felt by those around him.

Link to Soundtrack review
Hubert Laws - A Hero Ain't Nothin' But A Sandwich (1978)