Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore
Joel Coen (Director), Ethan Coen (Writer), Joel Coen (Writer)
Released: Mar. 6th, 1998
Runtime: 1 hour, 57 minutes
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.
Think about how Tarantino has his characters talking about nothing important and yet the dialogue flows like butter...and in what Tarantino's characters say, they give us insight into their lives and that puts flesh on their bones.
The Big Lebowski opens with two thugs, a blond, long haired caucasian and a "chinaman", bursting into the residence of Jeff Lebowski, who precede to dunk him repeatedly in his toilet while demanding to know the location of a presumably large sum of money.