Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

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

  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Horror
  • Release Date: 1990-11-02
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 856 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: TriStar Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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.

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  • Tim Robbins

    as Jacob Singer
  • Elizabeth Peña

    as Jezebel
  • Danny Aiello

    as Louis
  • Matt Craven

    as Michael
  • Pruitt Taylor Vince

    as Paul
  • Jason Alexander

    as Geary
  • Patricia Kalember

    as Sarah
  • Eriq La Salle

    as Frank
  • Ving Rhames

    as George
  • Brian Tarantina

    as Doug
  • Brent Hinkley

    as Jerry
  • S. Epatha Merkerson

    as Elsa
  • Suzanne Shepherd

    as Hospital Receptionist
  • Doug Barron

    as Group Leader
  • Anthony Alessandro

    as Rod
  • Macaulay Culkin

    as Gabe (uncredited)
  • Lewis Black

    as Jacob's Doctor
  • Kyle Gass

    as Tony
  • Jaime Perry

    as Field Medic
Art Brian Morris Production Design
Camera Jeffrey L. Kimball Director of Photography
Editing Tom Rolf Editor
Sound Gordon Davidson Sound Editor
Sound Maurice Jarre Original Music Composer
Production Bruce Joel Rubin Producer
Writing Bruce Joel Rubin Writer
Production Bruce Joel Rubin Associate Producer
Production Mario Kassar Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Ellen Mirojnick Costume Design
Production Alan Marshall Producer
Directing Adrian Lyne Director
Art W. Steven Graham Art Direction
Sound Tod A. Maitland Sound Recordist
Art Jeremy Conway Art Direction
Production Andrew G. Vajna Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Richard Dean Makeup Artist
Sound Andy Nelson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mark Gordon Sound Editor
Sound Milton C. Burrow Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Steve Pederson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Greg Orloff Foley
Costume & Make-Up Russell Cate Makeup Effects Designer
Sound Neil Burrow Sound Editor
Sound Chester Slomka Sound Editor
Sound Gary Shepherd Sound Editor
Sound Steve Dewey Sound Effects
Sound Scott Burrow Sound Editor
Art Kathleen Dolan Set Decoration
Sound Richard Burrow Sound Editor
Sound Mike Getlin Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Edward L. Sandlin Sound Editor