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

directed by Ralph Nelson
featuring Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Larry B. Scott, Helen Martin, Glynn Turman

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A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich - Ralph Nelson
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Adapted from Alice Childress' inspirational novel of the same name, director Ralph Nelson's sentimental addiction drama tells the story of an intelligent yet alienated ghetto youth seduced into the world of hard drugs. Unable to stand being in the same apartment as his gruff but caring foster-father Butler (Paul Winfield), inner-city high school student Benjie (Larry B. Scott) opts to pass the time smoking grass and drinking with his good friend Jimmy Lee (Kenneth Green) and small-time drug dealer Carwell (Erin Blunt). ...