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A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

ComedyDrama7+ (PG)19781h 47m
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A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978)

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Comedy Drama Rated: 7+ (PG)19781h 47m

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.A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich featuring Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield is streaming with subscription on Peacock Premium, free on Tubi, free on PlutoTV, and 6 others. It's a comedy and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (290 votes).

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#1635 Ranked in Drug Movies

#2194 Ranked in Movies on Peacock Premium

#37821 Ranked in Comedy Movies

A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (290 votes). The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.

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About A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich Overview

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.

Age rating: 7+ (PG)
Runtime: 1h 47m

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Related Genres: ComedyDrama
Related Tags: Drug
Country of origin: America
Available to watch on: Free ServicesPeacock Premium
Original Release Date: Feb 3, 1978
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