Jacob's Ladder is a 1990 American horror film directed by Adrian Lyne, produced by Alan Marshall, written by Bruce Joel Rubin, and starring Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, and Danny Aiello. The protagonist Jacob's experiences prior to and during his service in Vietnam result in strange, fragmentary visions and bizarre hallucinations that continue to haunt him. As his ordeal worsens, Jacob desperately attempts to figure out the truth.
On October 6, 1971, an American infantryman, Jacob Singer, is with the 1st Air Cavalry Division, deployed in a village in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, when his close-knit unit comes under sudden attack. As many of Jacob's comrades are killed or wounded, others exhibit abnormal behavior with some suffering catatonia, convulsions, and seizures. Jacob flees into the jungle, only to be stabbed with a bayonet by an unseen assailant.
|author||Bruce Joel Rubin|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|keywords||1st air cavalry division 1st cavalry division abduct american soldiers angel brooklyn burning car car explosion chemical corps chiropractor christian mystic christian mysticism devil disturb flashback hell homeless person injured kill lock medevac medical evacuation meister eckhart mekong delta new york city subway paralyze psychic read sleep stab subway station suffer survive the army\'s chemical warfare division triage united states department of veterans affairs va hospital wound|
|recordedAt||New Jersey New York City|
|theme||death narrative psychological horror war|