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Miguel Pinero

Highest Rated: 89% Short Eyes (1977)

Lowest Rated: 11% Deal of the Century (1983)

Birthday: Dec 19, 1946

Birthplace: Not Available

As a screenwriter Miguel Pinero had a reputation for penning realistic, violent accounts of criminals on the New York streets and in prison. He knew his subject well and frequently had difficulties with the law that resulted in at least two prison sentences. He was incarcerated in Sing Sing when he wrote the play Short Eyes, a brutal, wrenching account of the abuse suffered by a child molester in prison. Short Eyes was made into a film in 1976. Pinero made his acting debut and subsequently appeared in several other feature films and on television where he was typically cast as a drug-addicted crook. He also continued writing screenplays for such films as Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981) and Alphabet City (1984). Pinero died in 1988.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Almost You Ralph 1985
No Score Yet Alphabet City Dealer 1984
11% Deal of the Century Molino 1983
57% Breathless Carlito 1983
No Score Yet Fried Shoes, Cooked Diamonds Actor 1982
86% Fort Apache, the Bronx Hernando 1981
50% Times Square Roberto 1980
No Score Yet The Jericho Mile Rubio 1979
No Score Yet Streets of L.A. Actor 1979
89% Short Eyes Screenwriter Go Go 1977


No Score Yet Miami Vice
Calderone 1984


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