Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the leading information resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself

Follow Industry Trends

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For on IMDbPro, IMDb and Amazon Video

Keep up to date with entertainment news and follow in-development titles not available on IMDb

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

Piñero (2001)

R
103 min | Biography, Drama

"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 ...See more"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 See less
Read more: Plot summary
Director
Cinematographer
Production Designer
Trending & News
MOVIEmeter
Members only
News articles
Box Office
Opening Wknd
$ 21,750
Gross (USA)
$ 275,171
Gross (World)
$ 275,171
See all box office data

Release date
Oct 2001 (United States)

Contacts

Become a member to access contact information

Cast

+ Add Cast
66 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Benjamin Bratt
Miguel Piñero Miguel Piñero   See fewer
Top 5000
Giancarlo Esposito
Miguel Algarin Miguel Algarin   See fewer
Top 5000
Top 5000
Nelson Vasquez
Tito Goya Tito Goya   See fewer
Members only
Michael Wright
Edgar Bowser Edgar Bowser   See fewer
Members only
Michael Irby
Reinaldo Povod Reinaldo Povod   See fewer
Top 5000
Rita Moreno
Miguel's Mother Miguel's Mother   See fewer
Top 5000
Jaime Sánchez
Miguel's Father (as Jamier Sanchez) Miguel's Father (as Jamier Sanchez)   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Mandy Patinkin
Joseph Papp Joseph Papp   See fewer
Top 5000
Oscar A. Colon
Bodega Man (as Oscar Colon) Bodega Man (as Oscar Colon)   See fewer
Members only
Miriam Cruz
Bodega Woman Bodega Woman   See fewer
Members only
Luis Caballero
Shooting Gallery Man Shooting Gallery Man   See fewer
Members only
Sophia Domoulin
Shooting Gallery Woman Shooting Gallery Woman   See fewer
Members only
Robert Klein
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
Members only
Gilbert Callazo
Miguel, as teen Miguel, as teen   See fewer
Members only
Samuel Bruce Campbell
Short Eyes Cop Short Eyes Cop   See fewer
Members only
Lorraine Velez
Tutu (as Loraine Velez) Tutu (as Loraine Velez)   See fewer
Members only
Eric Nieves
Nuyorican Nuyorican   See fewer
Members only
Antonia Rey
Senora Senora   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Lisa Rhoden
P.A. Woman P.A. Woman   See fewer
Members only
Valentina Quinn
Interviewer Interviewer   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Bruno Iannone
Port Authority Cop Port Authority Cop   See fewer
Members only
Fisher Stevens
Public Theatre Cashier Public Theatre Cashier   See fewer
Top 5000
Jack O'Connell
Chauffeur Chauffeur   See fewer
Members only
Ray Santiago
Willie Willie   See fewer
Members only
Charles Santy
Lincoln Lincoln   See fewer
Members only
Vanessa Del Sol
Heist Woman Heist Woman   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Members only
Ed Vassallo
Tito Arrest Cop (as Edward Vassallo) Tito Arrest Cop (as Edward Vassallo)   See fewer
Members only
Amanda KC
Barrio Bar Woman Barrio Bar Woman   See fewer
Members only
Bill Boggs
Lennon Anchorman Lennon Anchorman   See fewer
Members only
Mateo Gómez
Auditorium man (as Mateo Gomez) Auditorium man (as Mateo Gomez)   See fewer
Members only
Tony Vazzo
Auditorium Man 2 Auditorium Man 2   See fewer
Members only
Charles Sammarco
Strange Shower Guy Strange Shower Guy   See fewer
Members only
Lydia Trueheart
Woman with Baby Woman with Baby   See fewer
Members only
John Ortiz
Gang Member (as John Ortiz) Gang Member (as John Ortiz)   See fewer
Members only
Panchito Gómez
Acting Inmate (as Panchito Gomez) Acting Inmate (as Panchito Gomez)   See fewer
Members only
Amiri Baraka
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Pedro Pietri
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Jamal Joseph
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Miguel Algarín
Himself (as Miguel Algarin) Himself (as Miguel Algarin)   See fewer
Members only
Tara Wilson
Tito's Girlfriend Tito's Girlfriend   See fewer
Members only
Joanne Newborn
Fur Woman #1 Fur Woman #1   See fewer
Members only
Francine Berman
Fur Woman #2 Fur Woman #2   See fewer
Members only
David Vincent Bobb
Higher Up Employee Higher Up Employee   See fewer
Members only
Michael Philip Del Rio
Angry Father (scenes deleted) Angry Father (scenes deleted)   See fewer
Members only
Diana Hernandez
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
Members only
Roberto Sanabria
Shooting gallery man 2 Shooting gallery man 2   See fewer
Members only
Muhammad Ali
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Vincent Bagnall
Restaurant patron (uncredited) Restaurant patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Will Fonseca
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Don Johnson
Detective Sonny Crocket (archive footage) (uncredited) Detective Sonny Crocket (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Top 5000
Ayatollah Khomeini
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Bob Marley
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Casper Martinez
Bar patron (uncredited) Bar patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Richard Nixon
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Antone Pagán
Marvin Felix 'Pancho' Camillo (uncredited) Marvin Felix 'Pancho' Camillo (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Sean Simms
Prison Inmate (uncredited) Prison Inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Philip Michael Thomas
Detective Ricardo Tubbs (archive footage) (uncredited) Detective Ricardo Tubbs (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Marty Vaz
Rikers Island Corrections Officer (uncredited) Rikers Island Corrections Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Adrian Wattenmaker
French Filmmaker (uncredited) French Filmmaker (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Marc Yarrish
Principle Inmate (uncredited) Principle Inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

6.4 / 10 | 1,256 votes