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Jacob's Ladder
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7.6 IMDB rating

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Matt Craven

Matt Craven

Michael


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Bruce Joel Rubin

Bruce Joel Rubin

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To Keep In Mind When Crossing Over

4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 14 8:08
I highly recommend anyone who hasn't seen this movie to see it straightaway. This was my third time seeing it, but the first time I truly could appreciate it. The first viewing I was too young, the second time I was too stoned, and this third time I was sober and clear minded and it was perfect.

Definitely a favorite of mine now -
Very deep, very good, + a little disturbed. I... read more

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4 years ago at Aug 11 13:55
excellent fillm for any horror fans. More mental than visual delivers perfectly with a great end..
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Description: On 06 Oct 1971, in Vietnam, the American soldier Jacob Singer (Tim Robbins) is wounded by a bayonet during an attack to his platoon. He wakes up in a New York subway while going home late at night after working overtime in the post office. He is divorced from Sarah (Patricia Kalember), lives with his colleague and lover Jezebel (Eliza ... (more)
Release date: 2 November 1990
UPC: 012236045809
Horror (25), Vietnam (15), War (14), Drugs (12), Thriller (12), Hallucinations (11), Chiropractor (10), 1990 (9), Postman (8), Vet (7), Experiments (7), Mystery (7), Vietnam War (5), (5), 1990s (5), Tim Robbins (4), Elizabeth Pena (3), Party (3), Flashback (3), Soldier (3)
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