Jacob's Ladder is a 1990 American psychological horror film directed by Adrian Lyne, produced by Alan Marshall and written by Bruce Joel Rubin. The film stars Tim Robbins as Jacob Singer, an American infantryman whose experiences before 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. The film's supporting cast includes Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello.
On October 6, 1971, 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 bayonet brooklyn burning car car explosion catatonia chemical corps chiropractor christian mystic christian mysticism devil disturb dog tags fever flashback hell homeless person infantryman injured kill lock 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 wound|
|producer||Alan Marshall Mario Kassar|
|recordedAt||New Jersey New York City|
|theme||death narrative psychological horror war|