Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

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.

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