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The Big Lebowski [1998 film]

by Joel Coen (Producer/Director/Screenwriter), Ethan Coen (Producer/Director/Screenwriter)

Other authors: Tim Bevan (Producer), Jeff Bridges (Actor), Carter Burwell (Composer), Steve Buscemi (Actor), John Cameron (Producer)17 more, Roger Deakins (Cinematographer), Sam Elliott (Actor), Eric Fellner (Producer), Ben Gazzara (Actor), Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Actor), John Goodman (Actor), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Actor), David Huddleston (Actor), Carlos León (Actor), Philip Moon (Actor), Julianne Moore (Actor), Jon Polito (Actor), Tara Reid (Actor), Leon Russom (Actor), Peter Stormare (Actor), David Thewlis (Actor), John Turturro (Actor)

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A lazy, unemployed Southern Californian stoner who loves bowling gets mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. He's beaten up by men looking for money from the rich man's wife and gets drawn into the kidnapping of the millionaire's wife.
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Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink White Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events involving nihilists, adult film producers, ferrets, errant toes, and large sums of money.
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  aptrvideo | Apr 5, 2021 |
A middle-aged stoner and his bowling buddies inadvertently get involved in a kidnapping scheme.

Sort of the ultimate Coen Brothers movie - not their best and certainly not my favorite (not that I don't think it's hilarious), but probably the most Coen-y. ( )
  comfypants | Feb 19, 2016 |
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"The Big Lebowski" is about an attitude, not a story. It's easy to miss that, because the story is so urgently pursued. It involves kidnapping, ransom money, a porno king, a reclusive millionaire, a runaway girl, the Malibu police, a woman who paints while nude and strapped to an overhead harness, and the last act of the disagreement between Vietnam veterans and Flower Power. It has more scenes about bowling than anything else.

This is a plot and dialogue that perhaps only the Coen Brothers could have devised. I'm thinking less of their clarity in "Fargo" and "No Country for Old Men" than of the almost hallucinatory logic of "Raising Arizona" and "The Hudsucker Proxy." Only a steady hand in the midst of madness allows them to hold it all together--that, and the delirious richness of their visual approach.
added by SnootyBaronet | editChicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Coen, JoelProducer/Director/Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coen, EthanProducer/Director/Screenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bevan, TimProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bridges, JeffActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Burwell, CarterComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buscemi, SteveActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cameron, JohnProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Deakins, RogerCinematographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Elliott, SamActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fellner, EricProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gazzara, BenActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gilmore, Jimmie DaleActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goodman, JohnActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoffman, Philip SeymourActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Huddleston, DavidActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
León, CarlosActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moon, PhilipActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moore, JulianneActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Polito, JonActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reid, TaraActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Russom, LeonActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stormare, PeterActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thewlis, DavidActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Turturro, JohnActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Way out west
there was this fella.
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This is not ‘Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.
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