Trivia: Jacob's Ladder
- Retroactive Recognition: Macauley Culkin has an uncredited role as Jacob's son.
- How about Lewis Black showing up for three seconds as the doctor who comes to help when Jacob has his mortally high fever?
- Eriq La Salle (ER's Dr. Benton) and Ving Rhames (Marsellus Wallace of Pulp Fiction) play two of Jacob's fellow veterans, before either of their actors had those roles.
- Jason Alexander also has a small role as the lawyer.
- When Jacob is running a high fever and freaking out, Kyle Gass helps fill his tub with ice.
- What Could Have Been: According to director Adrian Lyne, the original screenplay contained a much more traditional, Bosch-esque depiction of hell. However, Lyne thought audiences would find such imagery silly.