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Dailies for 10.23.2005

A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But A Sandwich

Dana @ 6:12 PM | Filed under: Podcast

A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But a Sandwich is a movie that I saw when I was about 14 years old. It made a huge impression that remains with me today.

The movie, based on a book by Alice Childress, is about a 13 year old boy, Benjie, who is hooked on heroine. The story is about the effect that his addiction has on him and the people in his life. Benjie tries over and over to kick his addiction and he keeps failing.

I remember, towards the end of the movie, Benjie standing outside on the stoop, says to his Dad that he thinks that he can beat his heroine addiction if his Dad would just “believe in him”. His dad says to him,

“Son, you gotta be able to do this even if nobody believes in you”.


  1. I am trying to find out where I can purchase a copy of “A Hero Ain’t Nothin But a Sandwich”, I saw it when I was younger but haven’t found many people who have heard of it let alone know where I can get a copy. Thanks for the help…

    Comment by Cavin Vaughan — 12/27/2005 @ 4:16 PM

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