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: 7.3/10 from 1324 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Carolco 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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    Production Heidi Levitt Casting
    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 Clayton Townsend Production Manager
    Production Risa Bramon Garcia Casting
    Production Billy Hopkins Casting
    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
    Directing Joseph P. Reidy First Assistant 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
    Directing Vebe Borge Second Assistant Director
    Sound Scott Burrow Sound Editor
    Art Kathleen Dolan Set Decoration
    Crew Michael R. Sloan Post-Production Manager
    Sound Richard Burrow Sound Editor
    Sound Mike Getlin Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Sound Edward L. Sandlin Sound Editor
    Directing Deborah Lupard Second Second Assistant Director