Director Adrian Lyne ("Fatal Attraction") takes you on an intense, horrifying journey with a shocking ending that will haunt you forever. Tim Robbins is Jacobs Singer, a man who lives in a nightmare. Wounded in Vietnam, he's now back at home in New York City. Torn between the memories of his son and terrifying wartime demons, Jacob is slowly losing his grip on reality. His beautiful girlfriend (Elizabeth Pena) only adds confusion to his life, drawing him into a web of sexual intrigue, but ultimately, it's his friend Louis (Danny Aiello ), who turns out to be the only one Jacob can truly count on.

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Jacob's Ladder (1990)

R

Horror/Mystery/Fantasy/Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 53m · 11/2/1990

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

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Director Adrian Lyne ("Fatal Attraction") takes you on an intense, horrifying journey with a shocking ending that will haunt you forever. Tim Robbins is Jacobs Singer, a man who lives in a nightmare. Wounded in Vietnam, he's now back at home in New York City. Torn between the memories of his son and terrifying wartime demons, Jacob is slowly losing his grip on reality. His beautiful girlfriend (Elizabeth Pena) only adds confusion to his life, drawing him into a web of sexual intrigue, but ultimately, it's his friend Louis (Danny Aiello ), who turns out to be the only one Jacob can truly count on.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Carolco Pictures

Budget

$25,000,000

Revenue

$26,118,851
Part Of
Cast
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Tim Robbins

Jacob
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Elizabeth Peña

Jezzie
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Danny Aiello

Louis
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Matt Craven

Michael
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Pruitt Taylor Vince

Paul
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Jason Alexander

Geary
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Patricia Kalember

Sarah
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Eriq La Salle

Frank
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Ving Rhames

George
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Brian Tarantina

Doug
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Anthony Alessandro

Rod
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Brent Hinkley

Jerry
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S. Epatha Merkerson

Elsa
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Suzanne Shepherd

Hospital Receptionist
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Doug Barron

Group Leader
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Jan Saint

Santa
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Kisha Skinner

Street Singer
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Dion Simmons

Street Singer
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Sam Coppola

Taxi Driver
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Patty Rosborough

Drunk
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Evan O'Meara

Sam
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Kyle Gass

Tony
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Gloria Irizarry

Mrs. Carmichael
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Lewis Black

Jacob's Doctor
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Raymond Anthony Thomas

Policeman
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Christopher John Fields

Field Medic (as Christopher Fields)
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Jaime Perry

Field Medic
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Michael Tomlinson

Field Doctor
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A.M. Marxuach

Field Doctor
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Antonia Rey

Woman on Subway
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John Capodice

Army Officer
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John Patrick McLaughlin

Army Officer
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Bellina Logan

Emergency Ward Nurse
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Scott Cohen

Resident Doctor
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Davidson Thomson

Evil Doctor
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Bryan Larkin

Jed
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B.J. Donaldson

Eli
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Thomas A. Carlin

Doorman
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Carol Schneider

Nurse
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Becky Ann Baker

Nurse
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Diane Kagan

Nurse
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Billie Neal

Della
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Mike Stokie

Field Sergeant
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James Ellis Reynolds

EMT Bearer
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Dennis Rubin Green

Attendant (as Dennis Green)
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Brad Hamler

Orderly
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Byron Minns

Orderly (as Byron Keith Minns)
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Reggie McFadden

Partygoer
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Stephanie Berry

Partygoer
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Chris Murphy

Partygoer
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John-Martin Green

Partygoer
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Arleigh Richards

Paul's Wife
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Ann Pearl Gary

Mourner
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Barbara Gruen

Mourner
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Joe Quintero

Street Kid
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John Louis Fischer

Machine Gunner
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Alva Williams

Masked Man
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Elizabeth Abassi

Hospital Patient
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Nora Burns

Hospital Patient
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Alison Gordy

Hospital Patient
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Jessica Roberts

Hospital Patient
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Holly Kennedy

Hospital Patient
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Blanche Irwin Stuart

Hospital Patient
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Perry Lang

Jacob's Assailant
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José Alvarez

Factory Worker (uncredited)
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Robert Baglia

Tommy, Patient (uncredited)
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John D. Bair

Commuter (uncredited)
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Steve Baker

Pool Player (uncredited)
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Orson Bean

Self - Game Show Panelist (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Macaulay Culkin

Gabe (uncredited)
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Ray DeFeis

Straight Jacket Patient (uncredited)
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Ed Jupp Jr.

Eyeless Doctor (uncredited)
Crew
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Adrian Lyne

Director
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Bruce Joel Rubin

Writer
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Jacob's Ladder

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/14/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

Jacob's Ladder

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

7/14/1998

Disc Title Front Cover

Jacob's Ladder

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

9/14/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

Jacob's Ladder

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

8/25/2015

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