• Piñero (2001)


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: Drama , Biography

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

Distributors: Miramax Films

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Loren KingChicago 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

  • 100
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 50
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    A biopic that is as messy as the life it details.

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