A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich

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Adapted from the Alice Childress book, Ralph Nelson's film stars Larry B. Scott as Benjie, a smart but disaffected ghetto teen who becomes a drug addict.

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  • Oct 16, 2009
    This is an excellent portrait of a family in the ghetto just trying to make it, with many temptations along the way including drugs & crime. Larry B. Scott does a fantastic portrayal of "Benjie"--a good student turned junkie. He sure shows a great acting range, in a role that would be tough for anyone to play, let alone a teenager. I would love to see Scott in more roles. Of course, Cicely Tyson is wonderful as his caring mother & also Paul Winfield as his "stepfather." A special notice should also go to Helen Martin (of 227 & also Good Times fame, as Wanda). All in all, a realistic film about a family dealing with some very tough & trying issues.
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