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Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

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.

Plot Keywords: new york city, vietnam veteran, post traumatic stress disorder, 1970s, subway, experiment, nightmare, hallucination, grief, memory, chemist, psychological horror, postal worker, figment of imagination, oneiric, chiropractor

DirectorAdrian Lyne
WriterBruce Joel Rubin
Production CompaniesTriStar Pictures, Carolco Pictures
Production CountryUnited States of America
Spoken LanguageEnglish

Alternate Titles

Jacob's mardröm