Piñero Poster

Release Date: December 13th, 2001

DVD Release Date: July 16th, 2002

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

Production Co: Lower East Side Films, GreeneStreet Films Inc.

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: New York City, Brash, Mother, Creative, Underdog, 1970s, Prison, Rise, 1980s, Rivalry

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