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Jacob's Ladder

"The most frightening thing about Jacob Singer's nightmare is that he isn't dreaming."

1990-11-02 Drama 1hr 53m

After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, and ex-wife, Sarah, try to help, but to little avail. Even Singer's chiropractor friend, Louis, fails to reach him as he descends into madness.

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After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, and ex-wife, Sarah, try to help, but to little avail. Even Singer's chiropractor friend, Louis, fails to reach him as he descends into madness.

  • Released
    1990-11-02
  • Revenue
    $26,118,851
  • Budget
    $25,000,000
  • Runtime
    1hr 53m
  • Genre
    Drama, Mystery, Horror
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    English
  • imdb-logo
    7.4
  • Production
    Carolco Pictures

Crew

Adrian Lyne
Director
Bruce Joel Rubin
Producer

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Cast

Suzanne Shepherd

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Doug Barron

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Group Leader
Kisha Skinner

Kisha Skinner

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Dion Simmons

Dion Simmons

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Sam Coppola

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Gloria Irizarry

Gloria Irizarry

Mrs. Carmichael
Lewis Black

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Jacob's Doctor
Jaime Perry

Jaime Perry

Field Medic
Michael Tomlinson

Michael Tomlinson

Field Doctor
A.M. Marxuach

A.M. Marxuach

Field Doctor
Antonia Rey

Antonia Rey

Woman on Subway
John Capodice

John Capodice

Army Officer
Bellina Logan

Bellina Logan

Emergency Ward Nurse
Scott Cohen

Scott Cohen

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Davidson Thomson

Davidson Thomson

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Mike Stokie

Mike Stokie

Field Sergeant
Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

Partygoer
Arleigh Richards

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Joe Quintero

Joe Quintero

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John Louis Fischer

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Alva Williams

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Elizabeth Abassi

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Nora Burns

Nora Burns

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Alison Gordy

Alison Gordy

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Jessica Roberts

Jessica Roberts

Hospital Patient
Holly Kennedy

Holly Kennedy

Hospital Patient
Blanche Irwin Stuart

Blanche Irwin Stuart

Hospital Patient
Perry Lang

Perry Lang

Jacob's Assailant
José Alvarez

José Alvarez

Factory Worker (uncredited)
Robert Baglia

Robert Baglia

Tommy, Patient (uncredited)
John D. Bair

John D. Bair

Commuter (uncredited)
Steve Baker

Steve Baker

Pool Player (uncredited)
Orson Bean

Orson Bean

Self - Game Show Panelist (archive footage) (uncredited)
Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin

Gabe (uncredited)
Ray DeFeis

Ray DeFeis

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Ed Jupp Jr.

Ed Jupp Jr.

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A Review by GenerationofSwine 10

Written by GenerationofSwine on 2023-01-12

Trippy. No, you probably didn't read that right. I meant to write it in a way that sounded more like a stoner. Tripppy? Tttttrrrrrriiiippppp... read more

Trippy. No, you probably didn't read that right. I meant to write it in a way that sounded more like a stoner. Tripppy? Tttttrrrrrriiiippppppyyyyy, duuuude. Something like that. Anyway, I love Tim Robbins as an actor and you should take that statement into consideration when I say that this is one of his better films. What I can say is that a doctor goes to Vietnam, and then leaves his wife, marries someone else becomes a Postal Employee, and that is about as much as I can honestly say without throwing the spoiler alert up. It is one of those movies where everything you love about the plot would be a red flag on the spoiler radar... so watch it, enjoy it, you won't be disappointed. And you will see what I am talking about with the spoilers when you get there.

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A Review by GenerationofSwine

Trippy. No, you probably didn't read that right. I meant to write it in a way that sounded more like a stoner. Tripppy? Tttttrrrrrriiiippppppyyyyy, duuuude. Something like that. Anyway, I love Tim Robbins as an actor and you should ta...

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A Review by GenerationofSwine 10

Written by GenerationofSwine on 2023-01-12

Trippy. No, you probably didn't read that right. I meant to write it in a way that sounded more like a stoner. Tripppy? Tttttrrrrrriiiippppppyyyyy, duuuude. Something like that. Anyway, I love T...

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