The Big Lebowski (1998)
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Hoddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tara Reid Philip Moon / Mark Pellegrino / Peter Stormare / Foley / Torsten Vogels / Jimmie Dale Gilmore / Jack Correll / John Turturro / Carlos Lyons / Richard Gantt / Christian Clemson / David Thewlis / Mike Gomez / Sam Elliott / …
Genre: Comedy / Crime
Region: US / UK
Languages: English / German / Hebrew / Spanish
Released: 1998-01-18 (Sundance Film Festival) / 1998-03-06 (USA)
Runtime: 117 minutes
AKA: Big Bowling Kidnapped (Hong Kong) / Big Lebowski / Boss Lebowski / Boss Libowski / The Great Lebowski / The Great Lebowski
Rating: IMDB 8.1 / Rotten Tomatoes 83%
Lebowski (played by Jeff Bridges), nicknamed “Dude,” is a middle-aged thug doing nothing, and his favorite pastime is being with two equally incompetent friends, Walter (John Goodman). ) and Doni (Steve Buscemi) bowling. One day, a group of thugs mistook him for the millionaire with the same name as him in the city and threatened him. Before leaving, he urinated on his carpet. The governor who suffered for no reason had to go to find the rich man (David Huddleston played by David Huddleston) to compensate, but after failing, he claimed to steal a carpet from the rich man. A few days later, the millionaire asked the governor for help again, because his young wife Bonnie (played by Tara Reid) was kidnapped, and the governor was asked to help send the ransom to the kidnapper, so he and two friends were involved in a gangster… A dumbfounding crime…
“The Big Lebowski” is a 1998 crime comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, and John Turturro. The film has since become a cult classic.
The story follows Jeff Lebowski, also known as “The Dude” (Bridges), a laid-back slacker who becomes embroiled in a case of mistaken identity when two thugs break into his apartment and demand that he pay back a debt owed by a wealthy businessman who shares the same name. The Dude’s attempt to rectify the situation leads him on a wild and absurd journey through the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles.
As the story unfolds, The Dude is joined by his bowling buddies, the hot-headed Walter Sobchak (Goodman) and the dim-witted Donny Kerabatsos (Buscemi), as well as the eccentric artist Maude Lebowski (Moore) and the flamboyant bowler Jesus Quintana (Turturro).
“The Big Lebowski” is known for its offbeat humor, quirky characters, and intricate plot that weaves together various themes and subplots, including bowling, nihilism, and the Vietnam War. The film’s dialogue is often quoted and has become part of popular culture.
Although “The Big Lebowski” was not a commercial success upon its initial release, it has since gained a cult following and is considered by many to be one of the Coen Brothers’ best films.