Pinero | 2001

Drama, Biopic
About the life of Latino poet Miguel Pinero, who spent time in Sing-Sing prison.

Cast

... Miguel Pinero

Actor

... Miguel Algarin

Actor

... Sugar

Actor

... Tito

Actor

... Reinaldo Povod

Actor

... Edgar

Actor

... Miguel's Mother

Actor

... Miguel's Father

Actor

... Jake

Actor

... Joseph Papp

Actor

... Bodega Man

Actor

... Bodega Woman

Actor

Company

Anna Samuel & Associates

Production Company

GreeneStreet Films

Production Company

Impact Product Placement

Production Company

Production Company

Rebel Films

Production Company

Synopsis

A non-linear telling of the chaotic true life story of the late acclaimed Puerto Rican poet-playwright-actor Miguel Pinero, who captivated New York City's cultural elite in the 1970s and 80s. His life is a study in contrasts. Pinero did time in Sing Sing for drug dealing and petty theft. However, he turned his prison experiences into the 1974 Tony-Award winning play "Short Eyes", but the resulting notoriety and fame was too much for the Latino urban poet, bad boy-genius as he retreated to the darker corners of New York City and died a premature death in 1988 at the age of 40. The biopic chronicles his rise from prison to the renowned New York Public Theater--founded by his friend Joseph Papp--and then, to the height of Broadway with his work; his turbulent love life; the founding of the acclaimed Nuyorican Poets Cafe on the Lower East Side; his work as a writer and actor in movies such as "Fort Apache: The Bronx", as well as hit TV series such as "Miami Vice", "Kojak", and "Baretta".

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