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Jacobs Ladder (1990)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 216495720
UPC: 012236604587
UPC 14: 00012236604587
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
Adrian Lyne's JACOB'S LADDER moves in time and space between Vietnam and New York with hallucinatory force. Something bad happened on the Mekong Delta, on October 6, 1971, and it is still affecting war veteran Jacob (Tim Robbins) in Brooklyn as he attempts to live a normal life with coworker and girlfriend Jezzie (Elizabeth Peña). Louis (Danny Aiello), an understanding chiropractor, tries to help him cope with his nightmarish visions--some of which occur at night, while others intrude into his daily life. When Jacob gets a call from Paul (Pruitt Taylor Vince), who was with him in Vietnam, it seems that Jacob is not alone in his visions. The film offers impressive and compelling performances by Peña, Aiello (no ordinary chiropractor), and Ving Rhames and Eriq La Salle (the latter of ER) as Jacob's comrades from Vietnam. Macaulay Culkin appears uncredited as Jacob's young son, Gabe. Director Lyne also guides an unerring interpretation of Bruce Joel Rubin's screenplay in Robbins's powerfully restless, searingly searching performance as Jacob; brilliant editing additionally rounds out this engrossing, disturbing film. JACOB'S LADDER is a jolting experience that is not easily forgotten.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, English, Spanish, Subtitled, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby, Digital Audio

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Lions Gate
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/14/2010
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1990
Video UPC UPC: 00012236604587
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Tim Robbins
Video Cast Info Jason Alexander
Video Cast Info Elizabeth Peña
Video Cast Info Patricia Kalember
Video Cast Info Ving Rhames
Video Cast Info Pruitt Taylor Vince
Video Cast Info Brian Tarantina
Video Cast Info Bryan Larkin
Video Cast Info Danny Aiello
Video Cast Info Matt Craven
Video Cast Info Eriq La Salle
Video Cast Info Brian Morris - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Tom Rolf - Editor
Video Cast Info Alan Marshall - Producer
Video Cast Info Jeffrey L. Kimball - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Maurice Jarre - Composer
Video Cast Info Bruce Joel Rubin - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Adrian Lyne - Director
Plot Summary
Vietnam War veteran Jacob Singer, now at home in New York City, teeters on the edge of psychological collapse as he nurses the emotional scars of his combat experience, and feelings of guilt surrounding personal tragedies in his stateside family life. However, when he begins suffering from intense, hellish hallucinations and near-accidents, he questions whether his torment is actually in his mind, or the result of clandestine experiments performed on Army grunts such as himself. A complex, twisted story that wrings rich performances from its leads, leaving the viewer exhausted and mystified, yet completely involved every step of the way.

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...A slick, riveting, viscerally scary film....Played with disarming ease and sharp, frightening urgency by [Robbins]..." 11/02/1990 p.C12

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