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Directed byLeon Ichaso
Written byLeon Ichaso
Produced byJohn Leguizamo
John Penotti
Tim Williams
StarringBenjamin Bratt
CinematographyClaudio Chea
Edited byDavid Tedeschi
Music byKip Hanrahan
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release date
  • December 13, 2001 (2001-12-13) (U.S.)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited States

Piñero is a 2001 American biopic about the troubled life of Nuyorican poet and playwright Miguel Piñero, starring Benjamin Bratt as the title character.[1] It was written and directed by the Cuban filmmaker, Leon Ichaso,[1] premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival on August 31, 2001, and then received a limited theatrical release in the United States on December 13, 2001.



  1. ^ a b Holden, Stephen (December 13, 2001). "FILM REVIEW; Playing Piñero as Just Enough of a Mess". The New York Times.

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