Piñero

Closed Capationed Starring: Benjamin Bratt Director: Leon Ichaso  Rated: R: Restricted
Piñero
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Rating 4.6
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Miramax
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Documentary: "A Look at Miguel Pinero The Man"
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access

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Entertainment Reviews:

Box Office - 12/01/2001
"...PINERO is an impressionist memoir reminiscent of BASQUIAT....In a career-making performance, Benjamin Bratt inhabits the tile role with mesmerizing fury..."
New York Times - 12/13/2001
"...Mr. Bratt's Pinero retains a layer of sinuous craftiness..."
Rolling Stone - 01/17/2002
"...[PINERO] shows off Benjamin Bratt's considerable acting chops..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/25/2002
"...[An] intriguing film....Ichaso has created a cinematic vision of Pinero's life that brilliantly captures the passion, energy, tragic weaknesses and overwhelming emotions that clearly flowed from this artist's soul..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/19/2002
"...Bratt brings electric life to the tortured Pinero..."

Product Description:

Piñero

Benjamin Bratt (LAW & ORDER) delivers a masterfully vivid portrayal of the startlingly original Latino icon, poet-playwright-actor Miguel Pinero. After doing hard time in prison for drug-dealing and petty theft, Pinero turned his prison experiences into the Tony Award(R)-winning play "Short Eyes." Then, as a founder of the famed Nuyorican Poets Cafe on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Pinero crafted an influential style of rhythmic urban poetry that is widely recognized as a precursor to rap and hip-hop. Brought to you by executive producer John Leguizamo and featuring Academy Award(R)-winner Rita Moreno (Best Supporting Actress, WEST SIDE STORY, 1961), Giancarlo Esposito (ALI), and Talisa Soto (MORTAL COMBAT 1,2&3) -- critics everywhere were mesmerized by Bratt's graphic performance of this unforgettable bad-boy genius!

Source: Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:

Piñero
Benjamin Bratt (LAW & ORDER) delivers a masterfully vivid portrayal of the startlingly original Latino icon, poet-playwright-actor Miguel Pinero. After doing hard time in prison for drug-dealing and petty theft, Pinero turned his prison experiences into the Tony Award(R)-winning play "Short Eyes." Then, as a founder of the famed Nuyorican Poets Cafe on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Pinero crafted an influential style of rhythmic urban poetry that is widely recognized as a precursor to rap and hip-hop. Brought to you by executive producer John Leguizamo and featuring Academy Award(R)-winner Rita Moreno (Best Supporting Actress, WEST SIDE STORY, 1961), Giancarlo Esposito (ALI), and Talisa Soto (MORTAL COMBAT 1,2&3) -- critics everywhere were mesmerized by Bratt's graphic performance of this unforgettable bad-boy genius!

Plot Keywords:

1980s | Biographical | Crime | Drug Dealers | Drugs | New York City | Poetry | Poets | Prison | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 7, 2001 (NY/LA)

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  • UPC: 786936180930
  • Shipping Weight: 0.24/lbs (approx)
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