For years, Rubin's tale of a man's will to live was considered one of Hollywood's great unproduced screenplays. Finally, in 1990, it was filmed. The story begins with a New York City postal worker who suffers flashbacks of his tour in Vietnam, his first marriage, and his deceased son. He believes the hallucinations are a result of a drug tested on him and his old army unit. With the help of his new wife, he attempts to determine what is real and what is a delusion. The tale ends with one of cinema's most potent twists.Rubin, Bruce Joel is the author of 'Jacob's Ladder : The Screenplay', published 2000 under ISBN 9781929750443 and ISBN 1929750447.