The Big Lebowski

Release Date: March 6th, 1998

DVD Release Date: October 27th, 1998

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski who insists on being called "the Dude," a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money -- resulting in the Dude having his rug soiled, sending him spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld.

Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Flea

Director: Joel Coen

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Distributors: Gramercy Pictures

Keywords: 1990s, Friend, Revenge, Underdog, Offbeat, Escape, Rise, Los Angeles, Hilarious

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Merle BertrandFilm Threat

    Brilliantly scripted and full of a virtual Who's Who of familiar faces, The Big Lebowski is yet another golden hunk of totally unique celluloid from the versatile Brothers Cohen. show more

  • 60

    The great flaw in most of the Coens' work is, surprisingly, an inability to sustain a plot over a two-hour span. show more

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    It put a smile on my face that never left for 117 minutes. show more

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