Alsino and the Condor (1982): Nicaragua’s Oscar Nominee, Starring Dean Stockwell

Miguel Littin’s “Alsino and the Condor” concerns the relationship between an American pilot (Dean Stockwell) and a Nicaraguan boy who becomes a hero when joining the guerrillas fighting the Somoza regime.

Oscar Nominations: 1
Best Foreign-Language Picture
Oscar Awards: None
Oscar Context:
The winner of the Best Foreign Language Oscar was the Spanish Entry, “To Begin Again” (“Volver a Empezar”) in a contest that included: “Coup de Torchon” (Clean Slate) from France, “The Flight of the Eagle” from Sweden, and “Private Life” from the Soviet Union.
 Nicaragua (Nicaragua Film Institute production)