A Hero Ain't Nothin But a Sandwich Trailer

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

03 February 1978 Drama 107 mins

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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Cicely Tyson

as Sweets

Paul Winfield

as Butler

Helen Martin

as Mrs. Bell

Glynn Turman

as Nigeria

David Groh

as Cohen

Kevin Hooks

as Tiger

Kenneth Green

as Jimmy Lee

Erin Blunt

as Carwell


Tom McIntosh

Original Music Composer

Frank Stanley

Frank Stanley Cinematography

Cheryal Kearney

Cheryal Kearney Set Decoration

International Releases Dates

United States 03 February 1978

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