EXT. VIETNAM - DUSK
deposits an army of men over a Vietnamese hillside.
protection of the jungle. Falling into coulmns, like strands
assemble on the edge of a sweltering wilderness.
It is dusk. The mood is lazy, soporific. Members of one
(to JACOB, a soldier
squatting several yards
Hey, Professor, how many times can
you shit in an hour?
Don't bug 'im.
Some offensive. I don't even think
they're out there.
Why even bother to pull 'em up?
You jackin' off out there again, huh
Hey, get off his back.
It's called philosophizing, right
JACOB gives them the finger.
Up yours, you adolescent scum.
Mount your bayonets.
Gimme that joint!
Hey, something's wrong.
What is it?
It's nerves. Take another toke.
falls to the ground, his body convulsing uncontrollably. The
What's going on?
turns frantically in all directions.
Help me! Help me!
What the hell ... ?
hyperventilating. His eyes grow wide and frenzied as he
reason into all-out panic.
It is the face of a madman.
Good God! What's happening?
penetrate the darkening sky.
Behind you! Look out! This is it!
Don't leave me.
The first wave is upon them.
screaming like banshees. ROD, squinting, jabs with his
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Synopsis: Jacob's Ladder is a 1990 American psychological horror film directed by Adrian Lyne, written and produced by Bruce Joel Rubin and starring Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, and Danny Aiello. The film's protagonist, Jacob, is a Vietnam veteran whose experiences prior to and during the war result in strange, fragmentary flashbacks and bizarre hallucinations that continue to haunt him. As his ordeal worsens, Jacob desperately attempts to figure out the truth.