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Piñero (2001)

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"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 ... See full summary »

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Miguel Piñero
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Sugar
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Tito Goya
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Edgar Bowser
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Reinaldo Povod
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Miguel's Mother
Jaime Sánchez ...
Miguel's Father (as Jamier Sanchez)
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Jake
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Joseph Papp
Oscar A. Colon ...
Bodega Man (as Oscar Colon)
Miriam Cruz ...
Bodega Woman
Luis Caballero ...
Shooting Gallery Man
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"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. Written by <info@greenestreetfilms.com>

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Rated R for drug use, strong language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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$21,750 (USA) (14 December 2001)

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$1,418,314 (USA) (28 February 2003)
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Written by Clarence O. Paul
Published by Jobete Music Co., Inc. (BMI)
Performed by The Blendells
Courtesy of Jay Warner/BMPG, Inc. and Rampart Records
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the best bio-pic I've ever seen
14 December 2001 | by (NYC / Zurich, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Benjamin Bratt shows great courage playing Puerto Rican poet Miguel Piñero with all the dark aspects of his character but managed to convince me with his brighter side as well. The movie is itself a piece of art, almost a poem, following the life of Piñero at New York's Lower East Side during the seventies and eighties. Piñero's poetry and writing made him famous - his plays were commercially successful and he wrote and acted for "Miami Vice" - and was essential for the rise of the "Nuyorican" culture. The cast is fabulous all the way, especially Giancarlo Esposito and Rita Moreno come across as tremendously warm hearted best friend and mother who won't give up on Miguel despite his difficult personality and way of life. The film was entirely shot in digital video, giving it a street style appearance and a great touch of reality. The time structure is challenging and the use of both black&white and color make it a visual treat. A MUST SEE and my favorite for next year's best actor academy award.


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