R | | Comedy, Crime
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
The script was written around the same time as Barton Fink (1991). When the Coen brothers wanted to make it, John Goodman was filming episodes for Roseanne (1988) and Jeff Bridges was making Wild Bill (1995). The Coens decided to make Fargo (1996) in the meantime.
Way out west there was this fella... fella I wanna tell ya about. Fella by the name of Jeff Lebowski. At least that was the handle his loving parents gave him, but he never had much use for it himself. Mr. Lebowski, he called himself "The Dude". Now...
In the opening credits, a big black guy throws a seven-ten split (his ball changing color from the throw to the strike, as noted in "goofs"). The first frame showing the ball striking the leftmost pin reveals that the pin isn't on the dot marking its official position. It's a little ahead of and to the left of the dot, hanging over the gutter, and the ball strikes it from the gutter: the shot is rigged.
Production Goddess ... Karyn Anonia
English, German, Hebrew, Spanish
$5,533,844 (USA) (8 March 1998)
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