Pinero


1h 43m 2001

Brief Synopsis

A non-linear telling of the chaotic true life story of the late acclaimed Puerto Rican poet-playwright-actor Miguel Pinero, who captivated New York City's cultural elite in the 1970s and 80s. His life is a study in contrasts. Pinero did time in Sing Sing for drug dealing and petty theft. However, he

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Puerto Rico; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

A non-linear telling of the chaotic true life story of the late acclaimed Puerto Rican poet-playwright-actor Miguel Pinero, who captivated New York City's cultural elite in the 1970s and 80s. His life is a study in contrasts. Pinero did time in Sing Sing for drug dealing and petty theft. However, he turned his prison experiences into the 1974 Tony-Award winning play "Short Eyes", but the resulting notoriety and fame was too much for the Latino urban poet, bad boy-genius as he retreated to the darker corners of New York City and died a premature death in 1988 at the age of 40. The biopic chronicles his rise from prison to the renowned New York Public Theater--founded by his friend Joseph Papp--and then, to the height of Broadway with his work; his turbulent love life; the founding of the acclaimed Nuyorican Poets Cafe on the Lower East Side; his work as a writer and actor in movies such as "Fort Apache: The Bronx", as well as hit TV series such as "Miami Vice", "Kojak", and "Baretta".

Crew

Miguel Algarin

Other

Amiri Baraka

Other

Brooke Bramley

Property Master

Pete Bucossi

Stunt Coordinator

Renzo Spirit Buffalo

Assistant Camera Operator

Gloria Burke

Hair Assistant

Claudio Chea

Other

Claudio Chea

Director Of Photography

La'shone Cleveland

Extras Casting Assistant

Mary Cook

Hair

Jesse Cummings

Visual Effects

Kathy Demarco

Co-Executive Producer

Alex Digerlando

On-Set Dresser

Kevin Flynn

Transportation Captain

Sean Fogel

Production Supervisor

Eric Friedewald

On-Set Dresser

Dean Garvin

Assistant Director

Eric Gearity

Key Grip

Abbot Genser

Photography

Tim Glascoff

Best Boy

Jamie Gordon

Coproducer

Kip Harahan

Music Composer

Sandra Hernandez

Costume Designer

Don J Hewitt

Stunts

Charlynne Hopson

Location Manager

Larry Huston

Camera Operator

Leon Ichaso

Screenplay

Caroline Jaczko

Line Producer

Jamal Joseph

Other

Laura Kreft

Production Accountant

Christine Leaman

Other

John Leguizamo

Co-Executive Producer

Sharon Lomofsky

Production Designer

Andrew Marcus

Assistant

Ellyn Long Marshall

Casting

Sukari Mcgill

Wardrobe Supervisor

Eddie Micallef

Production Assistant

Sam Molina

Office Assistant

Maria E. Nelson

Casting

Evelyne Noraz

Makeup

Andrea O'connor

Production Assistant

Susan Ogu

Set Decorator

John Penotti

Producer

Anthony Pettine

Script Supervisor

Pedro Pietri

Other

Lisa Rhoden

Associate Producer

Amy Rice

Assistant Camera Operator

Duke Scoppa

Property Master

David Shumbris

Stunt Man

Winsome Sinclair

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Emilio Sosa

Assistant Costume Designer

Fisher Stevens

Producer

David Tedeschi

Editor

Linda Toon

Accounting Assistant

Glen Trotiner

Assistant Director

Mark Von Holstein

Location Coordinator

Cliff Weisner

Gaffer

Timothy Whidbee

Art Director

Tim Williams

Producer

John Woods

Best Boy

Paul Zucker

Assistant Editor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Puerto Rico; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 13, 2001

Expanded Release in United States January 25, 2002

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States November 2001

Released in United States February 2002

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 23 - September 3, 2001.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 6-17, 2002.

John Leguizamo was previously attached to star.

Completed shooting October 19, 2000.

Began shooting September 15, 2000.

Released in United States Winter December 13, 2001

Expanded Release in United States January 25, 2002

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 23 - September 3, 2001.)

Released in United States November 2001 (Shown at AFI Fest 2001: The American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival (Latin Cinema Series) November 1-11, 2001.)

Released in United States February 2002 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 6-17, 2002.)