The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

Jeff Bridges
Director: Joel Coen Cast: Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
, John Goodman
John Goodman
, Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
Joel Coen

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Overview

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. The soundtrack includes Bob Dylan, Yma Sumac, Moondog, Captain Beefheart, and the Sons of the Pioneers.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2005
UPC: 0025192674129
Original Release: 1998
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 2,145

Special Features

An introduction to the film by Mortimer Young - produced and directed by the Coen Brothers; Jeff Bridges' on-set photos; "The Making of The Big Lebowski"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Bridges The Dude
John Goodman Walter Sobchak
Julianne Moore Maude Lebowski
Steve Buscemi Donny
David Huddleston The Big Lebowski
Philip Seymour Hoffman Brandt
Peter Stormare Nihilist
Flea Nihilist
Leon Russom Malibu Police Chief
Sam Elliott The Stranger
Tara Reid Bunny Lebowski
John Turturro Jesus Quintana
David Thewlis Knox Harrington
Ben Gazzara Jackie Treehorn
Aimee Mann Nihilist
Jon Polito Private Snoop
Dom Irrera Tony the Chauffeur

Technical Credits
Joel Coen Director,Screenwriter
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Allan Byer Sound/Sound Designer
Ethan Coen Producer,Screenwriter
Tricia Cooke Editor
Roger Deakins Cinematographer
John Dexter Art Director
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Rick Heinrichs Production Designer
Roderick Jaynes Editor
Jacqui Landrum Choreography
John Lyons Casting
Jeff Rafner Asst. Director
Janek Sirrs Special Effects Supervisor
Chris Spellman Set Decoration/Design
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Big Lebowski
1. Tumbling Tumbleweed [3:44]
2. Mistaken Identity [1:51]
3. Opening Credits [2:02]
4. The Rug [2:22]
5. The Other Lebowski [6:25]
6. Over the Line [3:33]
7. A Kidnapped Bunny [5:02]
8. Jesus [4:24]
9. The Ringer [7:50]
10. Stolen Car [5:19]
11. Maude [5:32]
12. Bunny's Toe [6:22]
13. A Visit From the Stranger [7:05]
14. The Dude's Check-Up [5:18]
15. A Stellar Performance [4:39]
16. Smut Business [2:05]
17. The Gutterballs [6:43]
18. Chances of Conception [5:35]
19. Day of Rest [13:26]
20. Ashes to Ashes [4:55]
21. The Dude Abides [4:51]
22. End Credits [3:16]

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