“Piñero” tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and drug dealing, Piñero’s prison experiences developed into the 1974 Tony-nominated play Short Eyes. The resulting notoriety and fame was too much for the Latino bad-boy genius who retreated to the darker corners of New York City.


Title: Piñero

Release Date: 2001

Genres: Biography, Drama

    Directors: Ichaso, Leon


  • Bratt, Benjamin as Miguel Piñero
  • Esposito, Giancarlo as Miguel Algarin
  • Soto, Talisa as Sugar
  • Vasquez, Nelson as Tito Goya
  • Irby, Michael as Reinaldo Povod
  • Wright, Michael as Edgar
  • Moreno, Rita as Miguel”s Mother
  • Sánchez, Jaime as Miguel”s Father
  • Neal, Rome as Jake
  • Patinkin, Mandy as Joseph Papp
  • Colon, Oscar A. as Bodega Man
  • Cruz, Miriam as Bodega Woman
  • Caballero, Luis as Shooting Gallery Man
  • Rodriguez, Al D. as Cuqui
  • Domoulin, Sophia as Shooting Gallery Woman

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