Latino (film) poster
Film information
Directed by: Haskell Wexler
Produced by: Benjamin Berg
George Lucas (uncredited)
Written by: Haskell Wexler
Music by: Diane Louie
Cinematography: Newton Thomas Sigel
Distributed by: Cinecom Pictures
CBS/Fox Video (VHS)
Language: English

Latino is a 1985 American war film directed by Haskell Wexler. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Latino is not considered a Lucasfilm movie because despite it being produced by George Lucas, it was not produced by Lucasfilm itself.


Set in the context of the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and their battle with the U.S. backed Contra rebels. Eddie Guerrero (Robert Beltran) is a Vietnam vet sent to help U.S. Special Forces train Contra rebels. Eddie falls for a local girl, Marlena (Annette Charles). However, when her father is killed by the Contras things change.



  1. Festival de Cannes: Latino. Retrieved on June 30, 2009.

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