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 Film Festival on August 31, 2001, and then received a limited theatrical release in the United States on December 13, 2001.

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



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

External linksEdit