Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

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Director: Ralph Nelson

Cast: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Larry B. Scott

     
 

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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… See more details below

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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). Before long Benjie is hooked, and hanging out with local pusher Tiger (Kevin Hooks) in order to get the hard stuff. Increasingly alienated from both his foster-father and his grandmother (Helen Martin), young Benjie must rely on the assistance of a caring social worker (Claire Brennan) in order to stay clean and get back on his feet.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2009
UPC:
0741952659693
Original Release:
1977
Rating:
PG
Source:
Koch Vision
Time:
1:47:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cicely Tyson Sweets
Paul Winfield Butler
Larry B. Scott Benjie
Helen Martin Mrs. Bell
Glynn Turman Nigeria
David Groh Cohen
Kevin Hooks Tiger
Kenneth Green Jimmy Lee
Harold Sylvester Doctor
Erin Blunt Carwell
Claire Brennan Social Worker
Arthur French Guard
Bill Cobbs Bartender
Sheila Wills Admission Clerk
Arnold Johnson Patient
Barbara Alston Girl Friend
Keny Long Male Nurse
Hartwell Simms Minister

Technical Credits
Ralph Nelson Director
Alice Childress Screenwriter
Fred A. Chulack Editor
Hal De Windt Producer
Walter Scott Herndon Production Designer
Cheryal Kearney Set Decoration/Design
Wiliam L. McCaughey Sound/Sound Designer
Tom McIntosh Score Composer
Robert B. Radnitz Producer
Frank Stanley Cinematographer
Nedra Watt Costumes/Costume Designer
Reuben Watt Asst. Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich
1. Opening Credits [5:56]
2. Battered and Bruised [6:33]
3. History Lesson [8:04]
4. Tiger's [7:54]
5. Fighting [8:57]
6. No Matter What [7:26]
7. Praying [5:20]
8. Strung Out [6:23]
9. Benjie's Hooked [5:11]
10. Home [7:18]
11. Family [7:38]
12. Funeral [7:29]
13. Blue Indigo [7:36]
14. Help Me [6:25]
15. No Show [6:10]
16. I Believe in You [2:59]

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