Buena Vista (2001)
Drama, Action, Biography
USA | English | Color | 1h 34min

"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.

Cast View all

Benjamin Bratt Miguel Piñero
Giancarlo Esposito Miguel Algarin
Talisa Soto Sugar
Nelson Vasquez Tito Goya
Michael Wright Edgar Bowser
Michael Irby Reinaldo Povod
Rita Moreno Miguel's Mother
Jaime Sánchez Miguel's Father
Rome Neal Jake
Mandy Patinkin Joseph Papp
Oscar A. Colon Bodega Man
Miriam Cruz Bodega Woman
Luis Caballero Shooting Gallery Man
Sophia Domoulin Shooting Gallery Woman
Robert Klein Doctor
Gilbert Callazo Miguel / as teen
Samuel Bruce Campbell Short Eyes Cop
Lorraine Velez Tutu
Eric Nieves Nuyorican
Antonia Rey Senora
Griffin Dunne Agent
Lisa Rhoden P.A. Woman
Valentina Quinn Interviewer
Al D. Rodriguez Cuqui
Bruno Iannone Port Authority Cop

Crew View all

Director Leon Ichaso
Writer Leon Ichaso
Producer Fisher Stevens, Glen Trotiner, John Leguizamo, John Penotti, Caroline Jaczko, Jamie Gordon, Tim Williams, Bradley Yonover, Kathy DeMarco, Lisa Rhoden
Photography Claudio Chea
Musician Kip Hanrahan


Barcode Format Region Released Edition
786936180930 DVD 1 Jul 16, 2002
8715664030882 DVD 2
8715664012741 DVD 2
8715664025031 DVD 2
5017188815956 DVD 2
9398525226038 DVD 4 Mar 16, 2005
5708758652995 DVD
7896012213575 DVD
065935142232 DVD