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About the Movie
Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order) delivers a masterfully vivid portrayal of the startlingly original Latino icon, poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero! After doing hard time in prison for drug dealing and petty theft, Piñero turned his prison experiences into the Tony Award winning play Short Eyes. Then, as a founder of the famed Nuyorican Poets café on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Piñero 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 winner Rita Moreno (West Side Story), Giancarlo Esposito (Ali) and Talisa Soto (Mortal Kombat 1, 2 & 3)- critics everywhere were mesmerized by Bratt's graphic performance of this unforgettable bad-boy genius!