The Big Lebowski Rated R

The Big Lebowski R PT117M


The plot of this Raymond Chandler-esque comedy crime caper from the Coen Brothers (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) pivots around a case of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot, and gallons of White Russians (made with fresh cream, please). In 1991, unemployed '60s refugee Jeff 'The Dude' Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) grooves into his laid-back Los Angeles lifestyle. One of the laziest men in LA, he enjoys hanging with his bowling buddies, pompous security-store owner Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) and mild-mannered ex-surfer Donny (Steve Buscemi). However, the Dude's life takes an alternate route the afternoon two goons break into his threadbare Venice, California, bungalow, rough him up, and urinate on his living room rug. Why? Because Jackie Treehorn (Ben Gazzara) is owed money by the wife of a certain Jeff Lebowski. However, the goons grabbed the wrong Jeff Lebowski. With the right info, they would have invaded the home of philanthropic Pasadena millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski (David Huddleston). The Dude looks up his wealthy namesake, manages to get a replacement for his rug, and meets the millionaire's sexy young wife Bunny (Tara Reid). Later, Jeffrey ('The Big') Lebowski calls in the Dude to deliver a $1 million ransom for the return of his kidnapped wife. Fine -- except that Walter intrudes and botches the ransom drop. As events unravel, the Dude gets caught up in the schemes of Lebowski's daughter, erotic artist Maude (Julianne Moore), encounters both cops and bad guys, and drifts through an elaborate bowling fantasy sequence titled Gutterballs

Running Time
1 hr 57 min
Joel Coen
Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
Release Date
March 6, 1998

Movie Buzz

  • @willyhonka

    the big lebowski is a bonkers movie

  • @GottaLoveDaTree

    RT @WhatTheFFacts: There's a religion called "Dudeism" based on the movie "The Big Lebowski"....!

  • @EagleMurphy

    After seeing The Big Lebowski, I'm pretty sure that Walter is probably my favourite movie character of all time #LongLiveJohnGoodman

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  • @CBJinDC

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  • @SeanFine_

    RT @CantHangComer: The Big Lebowski is such a great movie oh my god