Questions tagged [the-big-lebowski]

An American Cult comedy movie by Ethan and Joel Coen following Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski and the series of events set in motion after a couple of thugs confuse him with Jeffrey "The Big" Lebowski.

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How did they shoot the bowling ball scene in The Big Lebowski?

The Big Lebowski (1998) features a number of surreal dream sequences in it. In one of them, the Dude is plastered by a bowling ball and obtains the viewpoint of a bowling ball as it rolls down the ...
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Was The Dude wearing Donny's bowling shirt?

In The Big Lebowski, Donny is always shown wearing a bowling shirt bearing different names (which are never his own name): When The Dude and Walter are at the funeral home making the necessary ...
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What does Jesus wear on his hand?

In "The Big Lebowski", what does Jesus wear on his hand?
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The Big Lebowski — the dog character arc

I only just now noticed something: could the dog in the bowling alley be the same dog as seen in the Big Lebowski's house? When Dude and Walter leave the Bowling alley, the dog is seen barking at ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase 'sometimes the bar eats you' in The Big Lebowski?

In The Big Lebowski, when the Dude meets the narrator, the latter says to the Dude: A wiser fella once said, sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes, well, the bar eats you and then the Dude ...
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Where did The Big Lebowski's briefcase end up?

So, we learn through the course of the movie that All well and good, but: So my question is: is there any indication of where the case actually ended up? It seems odd that a Coen Bros. film would ...
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Why did The Dude hate The Eagles so much?

The movie The Big Lebowski from 1998 portrays "The Dude" played by Jeff Bridges as an avid fan of the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. There is a scene later in the movie where The Dude gets upset ...
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How old is the Dude?

Is there any reference as to how old the Dude is in The Big Lebowski? Looks 45ish but I was wondering if there is any reference to it in the movie.
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What's Saddam Hussein doing in the Dude's dream?

It was a weirdly funny moment, but I could not understand it. In The Big Lebowski, when the Dude's White Russian cocktail is drugged, he sees a weird dream involving Bowling, dancing, Julian Moore's ...
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What is the correct, full Lenin quote that the Dude fails to deliver?

In "The Big Lebowski", the main character, the Dude, tries, and fails, to deliver a quote from Lenin: It's like Lenin said, you look for the person who will benefit... And, uh... You know, you'll, ...
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Line in script does not match spoken line in The Big Lebowski

Reading the script for "The Big Lebowski" at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tfTyDwTFd-3RgYrYDzT2bhpFA-gHUrFEaHy1R8mLF94/edit it reads: DUDE You see a wedding ring? Does this ...
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Did Walter kill Donny in The Big Lebowski?

Watching The Big Lebowski again, for the Nth time, I felt a bit silly. So... did Walter kill Donny? Even inadvertently...
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Why did The Dude go to the doctor?

In The Big Lebowski, Maude sends The Dude (or his Dudeness) to the doctor to check his jaw. The doctor asks him to take his pants off, and then he comes out of the exam with a grin on his face (...
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Who Stole the Dude's car in The Big Lebowski?

In the Big Lebowski, The Dude's car is stolen (or possibly towed) after it is parked in a handicap zone. Walter and The Dude find some homework in the car and assume that the owner of the homework ...
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What are Walter and Donny's occupations (when the events in the movie are unfolding)?

The only detail I can remember that can give a hint on what Walter's job was in The Big Lebowski, is that he works in Security, as written in his van: Can't remember anything for Donny. Is there ...
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Why was the kid's homework in The Dude's car after it was stolen?

It's been a little while since I've seen The Big Lebowski (1998) but I remember The Dude having a string of car problems. At one point his car is stolen for a briefcase full of money. The Dude does ...