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.


Set in the context of the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and their battle with the U.S.-backed Contra rebels in 1979, Mexican-American Vietnam vet Eddie Guerrero (Robert Beltran) was 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.

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    contentLocation Nicaragua
    director Haskell Wexler
    editor Robert Dalva
    keywords kill special forces vietnam vet
    musicBy Alexina Louie
    producer Benjamin Berg George Lucas
    productionCompany Las Flores Company Lucasfilm Neruda Corporation
    publisher Cinecom Pictures
    theme war