Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

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Directed by: Adrian Lyne
Starring: Tim Robbins (Jacob), Elizabeth Pena (Jezzie), Danny Aiello (Chiropractor), Patricia Kalember (Sarah), Ving Rhames (George), Macaulay Culkin (Gabe)
Country: United States
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:53:55
Genres: Military, Drugs

Plot – Spoilers:
Jacob Singer is an American deployed in Vietnam in 1971 when his unit is suddenly attacked by an unknown enemy. He survives and a few years later is living in New York with his girlfriend Jezzie, having split from wife Sarah.

Jacob had completed his PhD but now prefers to work in US Mail to avoid ‘having to think.’ He regularly suffers from hallucinations and bouts of paranoia where random trains and cars attempt to mow him down. Over the next couple of days, his situation deteriorates and he’s unclear whether his life with Jezzie or the one with Sarah is a dream. But worse still, he’s more and more convinced the US military fucked with his head.

4 thoughts on “Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

  • June 28, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    Awesome movie, I really liked it !!
    The plot is really interesting, the characters are too, especially Jacob !! The story doesn’t loose you, the characters are likable (well, some at least) ,,,, I have so many things to say about this movie !!
    I absolutely love the dancing/party scene, the way it was filmed is just brillant !!
    It remind me alot of Hellraisers and the Silent Hill games, I’ll recommend it if you like thoses kind of “medias”, but even if you don’t, give it a go, it’s so astonishing !! Especially the end, so mind blowing (such a twist, wasn’t ready) >:^]

  • July 12, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Actually, if I’m not mistaken, some of the games from silent hill were somewhat inspired by this movie! There a lot of viideos on YouTube that analyze the correlation between them.

  • November 8, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Jesus that was terrifying.

  • November 15, 2020 at 7:55 am

    excellent film, lots explored and done well. gonna start recommending this to people

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