Jacob's Ladder (1990) Poster

(I) (1990)


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Remade as 


Sinner's Saint (2012) (Short)
The main character/situation and distinct fictional universe from Jacob's Ladder was used to create the production design and story of Sinner's Saint.


The Huntley-Brinkley Report (1956) (TV Series)
Perry Mason (1957) (TV Series)
Seconds (1966)
The French Connection (1971)
The car abduction borrows straight from "French Connection" (notice the baby cart).
Taxi Driver (1976)
Brazil (1985)

Referenced in 

Building 'Jacob's Ladder' (1990) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1991) (TV Episode)
"Jacob's Ladder, the lost scenes."
British Men Behaving Badly: Rent Boy (1992) (TV Episode)
The movie's cover is shown.
Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) (TV Episode)
Seen on video store shelf in 'Video Review'
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion USA (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "This is very 'Jacob's Ladder'-esque."
Oz: Straight Life (1997) (TV Episode)
"shaking head" effect
Dark City (1998)
Silent Hill (1999) (Video Game)
Wicker Park (1999) (Short)
Is referenced during the end credits.
The Cell (2000)
Max Payne (2001) (Video Game)
A drug called The Ladder is featured
Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature (2001) (TV Movie)
Mentioned once.
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
The Ring (2002)
The Twilight Zone: Night Route (2002) (TV Episode)
Melina compares what she thinks is happening to the plot of the movie.
Taken (2002) (TV Mini-Series)
Silent Hill 3 (2003) (Video Game)
The train that Heather needs to take on her way home through the subway departs from the Bergen Street platform. In the opening of the movie, Jacob awakens on a subway train and asks one of the passengers if they have already passed Bergen Street. The platform's are nearly identical in appearance in both the film and game.
The Machinist (2004)
plot (life breaks apart, love interest etc.)
Silent Hill 4: The Room (2004) (Video Game)
An often stated source of inspiration.
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
When discussing Marco's dreams, Delp, his scientist friend, remarked that maybe he's living a dream right now, and that he's really still in Kuwait. This parallels Jacob's situation where his current life really is just his dream and he really is still in Vietnam.
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
First of three film titles mentioned by Lady Totty in a row
Room 6 (2006)
A number of plot elements are lifted directly from the film "Jacob's Ladder."
Sublime (2007) (Video)
A patient sees horrifying visions of other patients as he is wheeled through a hospital by a nurse. At the end, he discovers he is in a nightmarish state of limbo and accepts it.
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin (2007) (Video)
Describes his ten year effort to produce his script.
Manhunt 2 (2007) (Video Game)
Inmates in the asylum beat their heads on the surface in front of them. An inmate is strapped to a bed and is wheeled around the asylum.
Silent Hill: Homecoming (2008) (Video Game)
The opening sequence is a reference to the hospital sequence of Adrian Lyne's film Jacob's Ladder. Konami has been known to reference "Ladder" in almost all of the Silent Hill installments
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $10,000 question presented by Danny Aiello
The Simpsons: The Squirt and the Whale (2010) (TV Episode)
At the Simpson home, Homer unplugs a film projector that is showing "Jacob's Ladder."
Outlast (2013) (Video Game)
The finger cutting scene was inspired by the film.
Videoclub (2013)
Video case is shown ("Alucinaciones Del Pasado").
Tristan (2013) (Short)
The title references to the film in a conversation because the film was an inspiration for the storyline
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Natasha Romanoff's dream sequence features people with distorted faces and the camera is at one point focused on the bending wheel of a hospital bed being pushed through a hall.
Traceroute (2016)
mentioned by name
Outlast 2 (2017) (Video Game)
One of the main inspirations for the game.


To Tell the Truth (1969) (TV Series)
Jacob is watching this on TV.

Featured in 

Building 'Jacob's Ladder' (1990) (Video)
Features clips from the movie
Siskel & Ebert: Soapdish/What About Bob?/Hudson Hawk/Only the Lonely (1991) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for Gene Siskel's selection as "Video Pick of the Week".
Between Two Worlds (2002) (Video)
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Shutter Island/The Ghost Writer/Happy Tears (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip of a screenplay cliche
Phelous & the Movies: Phelous's Ladder (2013) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Nightmare (2015)
The famous head shake scene is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Thought-Provoking Life After Death Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Given an honorable mention
The Directors: The Films of Adrian Lyne (TV Episode)
Clips shown.

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