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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.
Movie Category: Feature
Movie MPAA Rating: R
Movie Studio: Lionsgate
Movie Genre: Horror
Movie Type: Psychological Thriller, Psychological Drama, Supernatural Thriller
Movie Theme: Home From the War, Mind Games, Death of a Child, Haunted By the Past
MPAA Warnings: Nudity, Violence, Adult Situations, Graphic Violence, Not For Children, Profanity, Adult Language
Run Time: 89 (minutes)
Software Format: Blu-ray
Subtitle Language: English
Street Date: August 25, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 246-01-1287
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