The Big Lebowski (1998)

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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

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Cast & Crew

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Directors:

Joel Coen , Ethan Coen

Writers:

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the audience during the interpretive dance scene. Kaufman's own script, Being John Malkovich (1999), also contains an interpretive dance sequence.


Quotes

The Stranger: 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...


Goofs

When Marty invites The Dude to view his performance, he says it will be "on Tuesday night." This night continues on, ending with The Dude asking Walter to pick him up, to which Walter replies that it is "Erev Shabbos." Erev Shabbos is observed on Friday night.


Crazy Credits

Baby Wranglers: Howls/Giggles/Marmots


Alternate Versions

When Comedy Central, in removing the 200+ "fucks" from the movie, was attempting to edit the scene where Walter is smashing the car, they didn't know how to cut Walter saying "do you see what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass" without having to do severe, overly obvious editing which would look fake. To solve this they decided just to re-dub it, and the phrase they chose? "Do you see what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps?".


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Viva Las Vegas
Written by
Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Performed by Shawn Colvin
Published by Pomus Songs, Inc. / Mort Shuman Songs
Administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. / Elvis Presley Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

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Genres

Comedy | Crime

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