Jacob's Ladder 33 years old

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

Jacob's Ladder

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.

Credits

Jacob's Ladder Cast

Name Character
Danny Aiello He was 57, 86 years old when he died as Louis
Anthony Alessandro as Rod
Ving Rhames He was 31, now 65 years old as George
Elizabeth Peña She was 29, 53 years old when she died as Jezebel
Eriq La Salle He was 28, now 61 years old as Frank
Brian Tarantina He was 31, 60 years old when he died as Doug
Jason Alexander He was 31, now 64 years old as Geary
Lewis Black He was 42, now 75 years old as Jacob's Doctor
Tim Robbins He was 32, now 65 years old as Jacob Singer
S. Epatha Merkerson She was 37, now 71 years old as Elsa
Macaulay Culkin He was 10, now 43 years old as Gabe (uncredited)
Brent Hinkley He was 28, now 62 years old as Jerry
Patricia Kalember She was 32, now 66 years old as Sarah
Matt Craven He was 33, now 67 years old as Michael
Pruitt Taylor Vince He was 30, now 63 years old as Paul
Doug Barron He was 29, now 62 years old as Group Leader
Kyle Gass He was 30, now 63 years old as Tony
Suzanne Shepherd She was 9, now 24 years old as Hospital Receptionist

Jacob's Ladder Crew

Name Department
Jeffrey L. Kimball as Director of Photography. He was 47 (now 81) years old Camera
Gordon Davidson as Sound Editor. He was 75 (83) years old when He died Sound
Brian Morris as Production Design. He was 51 (now 85) years old Art
Maurice Jarre as Original Music Composer. He was 66 (84) years old when He died Sound
Alan Marshall as Producer. He was 52 (now 85) years old Production
W. Steven Graham as Art Direction. Art
Tod A. Maitland as Sound Recordist. He was 33 (now 67) years old Sound
Jeremy Conway as Art Direction. He was 51 (now 85) years old Art
Mario Kassar as Executive Producer. He was 39 (now 72) years old Production
Adrian Lyne as Director. He was 49 (now 83) years old Directing
Ellen Mirojnick as Costume Design. She was 41 (now 74) years old Costume & Make-Up
Andrew G. Vajna as Executive Producer. He was 46 (74) years old when He died Production
Richard Dean as Makeup Artist. He was 34 (50) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Jacob's Ladder poster
Jacob's Ladder (33 years)

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

  • Release day: Friday, November 02, 1990
  • Runtime: 113 minutes
  • Budget: 25000000.00
  • Revenue: 25965144.00