Cinema: Fast Food

A HERO AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A SANDWICH Directed by Ralph Nelson Screenplay by Alice Childress

Benjie (Larry Scott) is a black kid, 13 years old, living in Watts, showing talent in school and resentment at home. The problem is that his father has run off and his mother (Cicely Tyson) is living with a man (Paul Winfield) whose presence is upsetting to the boy. Up to a point, this is to be expected. What is harder to understand is why this stepfather figure so powerfully distresses the child, since, despite the man's lack of...

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