Big Lebowski, Special Edition (18)
- Age Rating (BBFC):18
- Running Time (minutes):113
- Genre:Feature, Comedy
- Imprint:Universal Pictures
- Publisher:Universal Pictures
‘The Dude’, Jeff Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) is unemployed and as laid-back as they come. That is until he becomes a victim of mistaken identity, when two thugs break into his apartment with the errant belief that they’re strong-arming Jeff Lebowski – the Pasadena millionaire. In the hope of getting a replacement for his soiled carpet, ‘the Dude’ pays a visit to his wealthy namesake… It’s not long before ‘The Dude’ and his psychopathic buddy, Walter Sobchak (John Goodman), are drawn into a labyrinthine plot of extortion, embezzlement, sex, dope, German Nihilists, White Russians, mysterious cowboys, Shomer Shabbos, bowling and severed toes…
Envisaged as a homage to the musicals of Busby Berkley, Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye (adapted from Raymond Chandler’s novel) and the ritual of bowling, The Big Lebowski has developed a massive cult-following with its hilarious dialogue and quirky characters. Apparently the script was written with Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Sam Elliott in mind… Jeff Bridges even went as far as to say he could have turned out like ‘The Dude’ had he not been born into the movie business… Sounds good to us, man!