Enrique Castillo

Castillo was a founding member of The Latino Theater Company. He co-wrote the company’s plays Stone Wedding and August 29. In addition to the plays, he wrote and directed the film The History of The Latino Theater Company, a documentary chronicling the theater company, and co-produced the company’s annual comedy fundraiser Noche de Risa y Susto. In 1997 Castillo created Four Brown Hats Entertainment (FBHE), a film and theater production company. With FBHE, he adapted and directed The Last Angry Brown Hat. Following this, he wrote and directed Veteranos: A Legacy of Valor, a theater piece honoring the military contributions by Latinos in America’s defense. Among his completed feature film scripts are Yo Solo, The Cobra, Valley of the Dead, Deerdancer, and The Last Angry Brown Hat. ​

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Bound by Honor (1993)

Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Damian Chapa  •  Jesse Borrego  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Enrique Castillo

Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Damian Chapa  •  Jesse Borrego  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Enrique Castillo

Déjà Vu (2006)

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Paula Patton  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jim Caviezel

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Paula Patton  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jim Caviezel

El Norte (1983)

Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nava
CAST:  Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez  •  David Villalpando  •  Ernesto Gómez Cruz  •  Lupe Ontiveros

Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nava
CAST:  Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez  •  David Villalpando  •  Ernesto Gómez Cruz  •  Lupe Ontiveros

In Good Company (2004)

Dan Foreman is a seasoned advertisement sales executive at a high-ranking publication when a corporate takeover results in him being placed under naive supervisor Carter Duryea, who is half his age. Matters are made worse when Dan's new supervisor becomes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz
CAST:  Topher Grace  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Marg Helgenberger

Dan Foreman is a seasoned advertisement sales executive at a high-ranking publication when a corporate takeover results in him being placed under naive supervisor Carter Duryea, who is half his age. Matters are made worse when Dan's new supervisor becomes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz
CAST:  Topher Grace  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Marg Helgenberger

Mars Attacks! (1996)

A fleet of Martian spacecraft surrounds the world's major cities and all of humanity waits to see if the extraterrestrial visitors have, as they claim, "come in peace." U.S. President James Dale receives assurance from science professor Donald Kessler that the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Glenn Close  •  Annette Bening  •  Pierce Brosnan

A fleet of Martian spacecraft surrounds the world's major cities and all of humanity waits to see if the extraterrestrial visitors have, as they claim, "come in peace." U.S. President James Dale receives assurance from science professor Donald Kessler that the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Glenn Close  •  Annette Bening  •  Pierce Brosnan

Nixon (1995)

A look at President Richard M. Nixon—a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within—spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking Watergate scandal that would end his Presidency.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Joan Allen  •  J. T. Walsh  •  Paul Sorvino

A look at President Richard M. Nixon—a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within—spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking Watergate scandal that would end his Presidency.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Joan Allen  •  J. T. Walsh  •  Paul Sorvino

Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

A supernatural maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Lustig
CAST:  Robert Z'Dar  •  Claudia Christian  •  Michael Lerner  •  Bruce Campbell

A supernatural maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Lustig
CAST:  Robert Z'Dar  •  Claudia Christian  •  Michael Lerner  •  Bruce Campbell

Losin' It (1982)

Set in 1965, four Los Angeles school friends -- Woody, Dave, Spider and Wendell -- go on a series of misadventures when they head to Tijuana, Mexico, for a night of cruisin', causing trouble, and to lose their virginity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jackie Earle Haley  •  John Stockwell  •  John P. Navin, Jr.

Set in 1965, four Los Angeles school friends -- Woody, Dave, Spider and Wendell -- go on a series of misadventures when they head to Tijuana, Mexico, for a night of cruisin', causing trouble, and to lose their virginity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jackie Earle Haley  •  John Stockwell  •  John P. Navin, Jr.

Picking Up the Pieces (2000)

A small New Mexican village discovers a severed hand that is considered a miracle of God, when it actually belongs to a murdered spouse with a husband in search of it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Arau
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Sharon Stone  •  Alfonso Arau  •  Brian Brophy

A small New Mexican village discovers a severed hand that is considered a miracle of God, when it actually belongs to a murdered spouse with a husband in search of it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Arau
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Sharon Stone  •  Alfonso Arau  •  Brian Brophy

Little Treasure (1985)

Margo is an ex-stripper who meets her long, lost father in Mexico. She looks after him in the waning days of his life, with the help of a traveling projectionist. The father passes away, telling of the loot from a botched bank robbery that he buried years earlier. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Sharp
CAST:  Margot Kidder  •  Ted Danson  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Joseph Hacker

Margo is an ex-stripper who meets her long, lost father in Mexico. She looks after him in the waning days of his life, with the help of a traveling projectionist. The father passes away, telling of the loot from a botched bank robbery that he buried years earlier. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Sharp
CAST:  Margot Kidder  •  Ted Danson  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Joseph Hacker

Graffiti (1985)

Graffiti is a 1985 English language short film directed by Matthew Patrick. It follows a young man who lives in a South American military dictatorship goes out during curfew to make drawings with chalk, for thrills. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Patrick
CAST:  Barbara Ammon  •  Alex Andranian  •  Ramon Angeloni  •  Hank Bravo

Graffiti is a 1985 English language short film directed by Matthew Patrick. It follows a young man who lives in a South American military dictatorship goes out during curfew to make drawings with chalk, for thrills. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Patrick
CAST:  Barbara Ammon  •  Alex Andranian  •  Ramon Angeloni  •  Hank Bravo

Cheech & Chong Get Out of My Room (1985)

Get Out of My Room, was a mockumentary in the style of This Is Spinal Tap, written and directed by Cheech Marin. In the film, he and Tommy Chong are shown attempting to finish a "video album" for their novelty record Get Out of My Room.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cheech Marin
CAST:  Cheech Marin  •  Tommy Chong  •  John Paragon  •  Beverly D'Angelo

Get Out of My Room, was a mockumentary in the style of This Is Spinal Tap, written and directed by Cheech Marin. In the film, he and Tommy Chong are shown attempting to finish a "video album" for their novelty record Get Out of My Room.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cheech Marin
CAST:  Cheech Marin  •  Tommy Chong  •  John Paragon  •  Beverly D'Angelo

Borderline (1980)

Jeb Maynard is a patrolman guarding the U.S.-Mexican border, whose partner and buddy Scooter has just been murdered. Maynard knows that a smuggler of illegal aliens is responsible for Scooter's death, but the feds insist that drug dealers committed the crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerrold Freedman
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Bruno Kirby  •  Bert Remsen  •  Michael Lerner

Jeb Maynard is a patrolman guarding the U.S.-Mexican border, whose partner and buddy Scooter has just been murdered. Maynard knows that a smuggler of illegal aliens is responsible for Scooter's death, but the feds insist that drug dealers committed the crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerrold Freedman
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Bruno Kirby  •  Bert Remsen  •  Michael Lerner

A Beautiful Life (2009)

A love story about the encounter of two drifting souls. Escaping her abusive past, a woman stays the night with an illegal immigrant friend of a friend. The two get closer and fall in love, but face turmoil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro Chomski
CAST:  Dana Delany  •  Jesse Garcia  •  Bai Ling  •  Debi Mazar

A love story about the encounter of two drifting souls. Escaping her abusive past, a woman stays the night with an illegal immigrant friend of a friend. The two get closer and fall in love, but face turmoil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro Chomski
CAST:  Dana Delany  •  Jesse Garcia  •  Bai Ling  •  Debi Mazar

Fuego (2007)

The daughter of the American Ambassador to Spain has been kidnapped. There is only one man who can save her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damian Chapa
CAST:  Damian Chapa  •  David Carradine  •  Charles Arthur Berg  •  Mauro Blanco

The daughter of the American Ambassador to Spain has been kidnapped. There is only one man who can save her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damian Chapa
CAST:  Damian Chapa  •  David Carradine  •  Charles Arthur Berg  •  Mauro Blanco

The End of Violence (1997)

Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two bandits, but escapes and hides out with his Mexican gardener's family for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Traci Lind  •  Rosalind Chao  •  Bill Pullman  •  Andie MacDowell

Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two bandits, but escapes and hides out with his Mexican gardener's family for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Traci Lind  •  Rosalind Chao  •  Bill Pullman  •  Andie MacDowell

Black Moon Rising (1986)

An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harley Cokeliss
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Robert Vaughn  •  Richard Jaeckel

An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harley Cokeliss
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Robert Vaughn  •  Richard Jaeckel

Homebound (2013)

A successful young man must return to his childhood small town in Texas to help his father. His father, who's ill, wants him to take over the family business, a dilapidated bar. Secretly the young man wants to burn down the bar because he blames it for the death of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fanny Veliz
CAST:  Fanny Veliz  •  Enrique Castillo  •  Cameron Rhodes  •  Rima Te Wiata

A successful young man must return to his childhood small town in Texas to help his father. His father, who's ill, wants him to take over the family business, a dilapidated bar. Secretly the young man wants to burn down the bar because he blames it for the death of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fanny Veliz
CAST:  Fanny Veliz  •  Enrique Castillo  •  Cameron Rhodes  •  Rima Te Wiata

El padrino 2 (2008)

No overview yet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damian Chapa
CAST:  Damian Chapa  •  Jeff McCredie  •  Konstantine Antoniou  •  Ben Bachelder

No overview yet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damian Chapa
CAST:  Damian Chapa  •  Jeff McCredie  •  Konstantine Antoniou  •  Ben Bachelder

Beatriz at Dinner (2017)

Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide, and neither ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Arteta
CAST:  Salma Hayek  •  John Lithgow  •  Connie Britton  •  Jay Duplass

Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide, and neither ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Arteta
CAST:  Salma Hayek  •  John Lithgow  •  Connie Britton  •  Jay Duplass
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