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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, nightmare, hallucination, violence, brooklyn, new york city, psychological horror, postal worker, figment of imagination, oneiric

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

Alternate Titles

Alucinações do Passado
Jaakobin painajainen
Jacob's mardröm
L'échelle de Jacob
Jákob lajtorjája
야곱의 사다리
Лестница Иакова