They figured he was a lazy time wasting slacker. They were right.
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(301 Points) 17 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 ImrahilPlot Summary
- Geoffrey "the dandy" Lebowski is the final LA lazy devil and keeps, until that one day his a house was decomposed into his carpet urinating Lebowski, LA millionaire Jeffrey, his wife owed the some bad humana number misunderstanding, he is wrath gangsters money. Playboy to turned into a struggle plot, he visiting the genuine Lebowski In order to obtain that some of his the dirty rug retribution, and hired of the liason among Lebowski and his now "abducted" wife kidnappers.Release Date
- March 6th 1998Domestic Gross
- $17,451,873Trivia factS!
The screenplay was written with Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Sam Elliott in mind.
A lot of the Dude's clothes in the movie were Jeff Bridges's own clothes, including his Jellies sandals.
The word "dude" is used around 161 times in the movie. 160 spoken and once in text in the credits for "Gutterballs" the second dream sequence.
The F-word or a variation of the F-word is used 292 times.
The Dude says "man" 147 times in the movie, nearly 1.5 times a minute.
Norwegian posters and video cassettes carried the text "anbefales av norsk bowling forbund" (recommended by the Norwegian Bowling Association).
One of the inspirations for the character of Walter is the Coen Brothers' friend, writer-director John Milius, an infamously bombastic right-winger with an obsession with all things militaristic and an enthusiasm for guns. His girth, beard, hair style, and shades are also all reflected in Walter's physical appearance. The Coens had tried to cast Milius in the film Barton Fink in the part eventually played by Michael Lerner.
Of all the different personalized bowling shirts Donny wears throughout the film, none of them bears his name.
When the John Turturro's character Jesus has to go door to door, sharing that he is a convicted sex offender, he has a large bulge in his tight pants. The bulge was formed by a bag of birdseed.
In an early draft of the script, The Dude's source of income was revealed. He was an heir to the inventor of the Rubik's Cube. It was Joel Coen's idea to drop this and never say.
Song titles on the "Autobahn" LP "Nagelbett" are: Saturation, Faking It, Hit and Run, No Way Out, Violate U-Blue, Beg me, Take It In, Edelweiss (Club mix).
When we're introduced to the Dude's (bowling) arch-nemesis Jesus, a flamenco version of The Eagles song "Hotel California" plays (and is portrayed as playing on the bowling alley's PA system). Later, we learn in the taxicab scene that the Dude "...hate(s) the fuckin' Eagles, man."
In a version that was edited for television broadcasts, the famous line "This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass!" was changed to "This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!", which is regularly cited as one of the most "creative" edits made for a film to be aired on TV.
Everything Walter says to do with Bunny's kidnapping comes true. The fake kidnapping, the fake severed toe and the lack of ransom money.