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R| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
"Piñero" tells the story of the turbulent and creative life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero (Benjamin Bratt), whose urban poetry is recognized as a precursor to rap and hip-hop. Piñero became a hero to many in both the theatrical and Latino worlds. But the resulting notoriety and fame was too much for the Latino bad-boy genius who died a premature death in 1988. His legend lives on.

Cast: Benjamin Bratt , Giancarlo Esposito , Talisa Soto , Nelson Vasquez , Michael Irby , Michael Wright , Rita Moreno , Jaime Sanchez

Director: Leon Ichaso

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

Pinero (2001)

Release Date: December 13th, 2001|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • 30
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There's a strong movie in this life, but writer-director Leon Ichaso ("Sugar Hill") hasn't found it. show more

  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    A daring, free-spirited and ultimately moving performance by Benjamin Bratt lies at the beating heart of Pinero. show more

  • 75
    Loren King Chicago Tribune

    It wisely lets us hear Pinero's words for ourselves, and in the end, they echo louder than the images that accompany them. show more

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