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They figured he was a lazy time wasting slacker. They were right. See more »
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"Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeff Bridges ... The Dude

John Goodman ... Walter Sobchak

Julianne Moore ... Maude Lebowski

Steve Buscemi ... Theodore Donald 'Donny' Kerabatsos

David Huddleston ... The Big Lebowski

Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Brandt

Tara Reid ... Bunny Lebowski

Philip Moon ... Woo, Treehorn Thug

Mark Pellegrino ... Blond Treehorn Thug

Peter Stormare ... Nihilist #1, Uli Kunkel / 'Karl Hungus'

Flea ... Nihilist #2, Kieffer

Torsten Voges ... Nihilist #3, Franz
Jimmie Dale Gilmore ... Smokey

Jack Kehler ... Marty

John Turturro ... Jesus Quintana
James G. Hoosier ... Liam O'Brien, Quintana's Partner

Carlos Leon ... Maude's Thug #1
Terrence Burton ... Maude's Thug #2 (as Terrance Burton)

Richard Gant ... Older Cop

Christian Clemenson ... Younger Cop

Dom Irrera ... Tony the Chauffeur
Gérard L'Heureux ... Lebowski's Chauffeur (as Gerard L'Heureux)

David Thewlis ... Knox Harrington

Lu Elrod ... Coffee Shop Waitress

Mike Gomez ... Auto Circus Cop (as Michael Gomez)

Peter Siragusa ... Gary the Bartender

Sam Elliott ... The Stranger

Marshall Manesh ... Doctor

Harry Bugin ... Arthur Digby Sellers
Jesse Flanagan ... Little Larry Sellers
Irene Olga López ... Pilar, Sellers' Housekeeper (as Irene Olga Lopez)

Luis Colina ... Corvette Owner

Ben Gazzara ... Jackie Treehorn

Leon Russom ... Malibu Police Chief
Ajgie Kirkland ... Cab Driver

Jon Polito ... Da Fino

Aimee Mann ... Nihilist Woman, Franz's Girlfriend
Jerry Haleva ... Saddam Hussein

Jennifer Lamb ... Pancake Waitress
Warren Keith ... Francis Donnelly, Funeral Director (as Warren David Keith)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Wendy Braun ... Chorine Dancer (uncredited)

Asia Carrera ... Sherry in 'Logjammin' (uncredited)

Kiva Dawson ... Dancer (uncredited)

Robin Jones ... Checker at Ralph's (uncredited)

Directed by
Joel Coen 
Ethan Coen (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ethan Coen (written by) &
Joel Coen (written by)

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... executive producer
John Cameron .... co-producer
Ethan Coen .... producer
Eric Fellner .... executive producer
Joel Coen .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
 
Cinematography by
Roger Deakins 
 
Film Editing by
Ethan Coen  (as Roderick Jaynes)
Joel Coen  (as Roderick Jaynes)
Tricia Cooke 
 
Casting by
John S. Lyons 
 
Production Design by
Rick Heinrichs 
 
Art Direction by
John Dexter 
 
Set Decoration by
Chris L. Spellman 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Zophres 
 
Makeup Department
Jean Ann Black .... makeup supervisor
Daniel Curet .... key hair stylist
Edouard F. Henriques .... makeup artist: Mr. Bridges
Selina Jayne .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Lori McCoy-Bell .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Myke Michaels .... special makeup effects designer (uncredited)
 
Production Management
John Cameron .... unit production manager
Jane Frazer .... executive in charge of production
Gilly Ruben .... production supervisor
Charlie Vogel .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Conte Matal .... key second assistant director (as Conte Mark Matal)
Donald Murphy .... second second assistant director
Jeff Rafner .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Karen Agresti .... co-leadperson
J. Todd Anderson .... storyboard artist
Lori Ashcraft .... art department coordinator
David Boucher .... propmaker foreman
Mariko Braswell .... set designer
Matt Dessero .... paint artist
Douglas DeWaay .... propmaker gang boss (as Douglas Dewaay)
Beth Emerson .... set dresser
Susan Evans .... paint artist
Anthony Gaudio .... head painter
Mark Haber .... propmaker gang boss
Aaron J. Harney .... propmaker gang boss
Franklin R. Healy .... propmaker foreman
Brett Hernandez .... propmaker gang boss
Philip C. Hurst .... greensman
Ritchie Kremer .... property master
Tim R. Lafferty .... construction coordinator (as Tim Lafferty)
Carolyn Lassek .... property handler
Sydney Ann Lunn .... art department assistant
Wayne Nycz .... painter foreman
Gary Osborn .... painter foreman
Tim Park .... set dresser
Ron Patterson .... assistant property master
Steve Powell .... propmaker gang boss
John Railton .... stand-by painter
Charles Reyes .... labor foreman
Bradford Richardson .... graphic designer
Tim Snowber .... lead person
Phillip Vargas .... labor gang boss
Kathleen Walker .... construction estimator
Larry Wise .... tool man
Bruce G. Smith .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Samuel J. Tell .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Barry .... sound re-recording mixer
Allan Byer .... production sound mixer
Benjamin Cheah .... foley supervisor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Rick Freeman .... dialogue editor
Lewis Goldstein .... sound effects editor
Bradford L. Hohle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Kenton Jakub .... adr editor
Frank Kern .... foley editor
Peter F. Kurland .... boom operator
Skip Lievsay .... sound re-recording mixer
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Kimberly R. McCord-Wilson .... assistant sound editor (as Kimberly R. McCord)
Igor Nicholich .... apprentice sound editor
Bruce Pross .... foley mixer
Jen Ralston .... foley editor (as Jennifer Ralston)
Sam Sarkar .... utility sound technician
Wyatt Sprague .... assistant sound editor
Magdaline Volaitis .... dialogue editor
Keenan Wyatt .... boom operator
Allan Zaleski .... apprentice sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Peter Chesney .... mechanical effects designer
Tom Chesney .... special effects foreman
Roderic 'Mick' Duff .... special effects foreman
Chris Nelson .... effects technician
Rick Bongiovanni .... effects crew: Sticks & Stones (uncredited)
Blaine Converse .... special effects production coordinator (uncredited)
Karl Nettmann .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Alan Roberts .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Daren Rouse .... special effects technician (uncredited)
J.D. Streett .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John Alagna .... opticals (as John Alagua)
Travis Baumann .... compositing artist
Robert Chapin .... 3D digital artist
David Fuhrer .... digital artist: CFC
Katie Hecker .... digital paint artist
Janos Pilenyi .... opticals
Donovan Scott .... compositing artist
Janek Sirrs .... visual effects supervisor
Janet Yale .... visual effects producer
Johnathan R. Banta .... digital compositor: Sassoon Film Design (uncredited)
Dylan Carter .... digital compositor: CFC (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Loyd Catlett .... stunts
Vince Deadrick Jr. .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Jennifer Lamb .... stunts
Jennifer Badger .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Danny Downey .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeffrey Eith .... stunts (uncredited)
Gilley Grey .... stunts (uncredited)
Cinda-Lin James .... stunt double: Julianne Moore (uncredited)
Kathy Jarvis .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Aubry .... rigging grip
Martin Bosworth .... rigging gaffer
Tony Boura .... grip
Jeremy Braben .... aerial assistant camera
Craig A. Brink .... rigging electrician
Kevin Brown .... rigging electrician
Alan Colbert .... assistant chief lighting technician
Ed Dally .... camera loader
Jerry Day .... key rigging grip
David Diamond .... rigging electrician
Charlie Edwards .... grip
Jimmy Ellis .... rigging electrician
Alan Frazier .... assistant chief lighting technician
Jenifer Galvez .... rigging electrician
Adam Gilmore .... second assistant camera
Ron Goodman .... aerial camera operator
Bill Green .... rigging best boy grip
Bruce Hamme .... dolly grip
Andy Harris .... first assistant camera
Brad Heiner .... rigging grip
Roman Jakobi .... electrician
Robert King .... rigging grip
Wayne Kosky .... second company grip
Alvaro Martinez .... rigging grip
Ted Morris .... camera operator
Merrick Morton .... still photographer
Bill O'Leary .... lighting consultant
Les Percy .... first company grip
Chris Reddish .... rigging best boy electric
Dave Sale .... aerial assistant camera
Jonathon E. Salzman .... electrician (as Jon Salzman)
Charles Smith .... grip
Duncan M. Sobel .... electrician
R. Michael Stringer .... rigging grip
Martin Weight .... video assist operator
Abbe Wool .... electrician
John Bonnin .... crane operator: Akela crane (uncredited)
Jeffrey De La Rosa .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Steve Kagan .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Steve Kagan .... rigging electric (uncredited)
George Lozano Jr. .... electrician (uncredited)
Alexandre Naufel .... set lighting (uncredited)
Eric Sagot .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Charles Schner .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Cricket Sloat .... dimmer board operator (uncredited)
Chris Weigand .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Chuck Whelan .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Kathy Kelehan .... animation producer
Daniel Leung .... computer animator
Matt McDonald .... computer animator
Gray Miller .... computer animator
Amit Sethi .... computer animator
 
Casting Department
Fonda Anita .... extras casting assistant
Jenna Dupree .... casting assistant
Cecily Jordan .... extras casting coordinator
Wendy Weidman .... casting associate
Charles Matthews .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cookie Lopez .... key set costumer
Sonya Ooten .... assistant costume designer
Virginia Skeffens-Burton .... set costumer
Pamela Withers .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Karyn Anonia .... apprentice editor
Alex Belth .... assistant editor
David Diliberto .... associate editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Lisa Mozden .... assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Anne Pope .... transfer assistant editor
George Carlston .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Spring Aspers .... music coordinator
T Bone Burnett .... musical archivist (as T-Bone Burnett)
Carter Burwell .... orchestrator
Emile Charlap .... music coordinator
Missy Cohen .... associate music editor
Michael Farrow .... music engineer
Todd Kasow .... music editor
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator: original music
Brian L. McCarty .... music playback operator
Manish Raval .... music coordinator
Dawn Soler .... executive in charge of music: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Happy Walters .... music supervisor
Tom Wolfe .... music coordinator
Jim Keltner .... musician: drums (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael Cain .... driver: production van
Dennis Junt .... driver: honeywagon
Anthony K. Riedel .... driver: production van
Timothy P. Ryan .... transportation captain (as Tim Ryan)
Jerry Smith .... driver
Don Tardino .... transportation coordinator
Thomas Vilardo .... transportation captain
Derek Wade .... transportation estimator
Elaine Patarini .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Melissa Aggeles .... dancer
Karyn Anonia .... production goddess
Barry Asher .... bowling consultant
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Clement Baque .... caterer
Barry Beaulac .... effects technician
Lilli Birdsell .... dancer
Lisa C. Boltauzer .... dancer
Julie Bond .... dancer
Aillene Laure Bubis .... accounting production assistant
Val Burnley .... location assistant (as Valerie Jo Burnley)
Rashid Chinchanwala .... financial consultant
Karen Christenberry .... dancer
Pattie Cooke .... baby wrangler
Holly Copeland .... dancer
Rita Lisa Danao .... set production assistant
Kiva Dawson .... dancer
Tammy R. Dickson .... set production assistant
Patricia Douglas .... assistant: Mr. Goodman
Juliette Dow .... assistant: Mr. Bevan
Elizabeth A. Eaton .... dancer
Gregg Edler .... production coordinator
Tom Elkins .... assistant production coordinator
Lindsay Fellenbaum .... dancer
Thomas W. Foster .... first aid
Chris Fuentes .... location assistant
Jennifer S. Garett .... dancer
Robert Graf .... location manager
Amelia Granger .... assistant: Mr. Fellner
Jamie Green .... dancer
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialect coach
Rachel Holroyd .... legal advisor
Marty Houston .... office assistant
Kim Jordan .... assistant location manager
Larry Kaplan .... publicist
Ken Kells .... stand-in
Nina Khoshaba .... company coordinator
Laurel Kitten .... dancer
Gary Kramer .... craft service
T. Kukovinski .... script supervisor
Bill Landrum .... choreographer
Jacqui Landrum .... choreographer
Jacqui Landrum .... dancer
Lauren Lapham .... production intern
Mary Lee .... dancer
Jerry Legget .... payroll accountant
Carrie Macy .... dancer
Danielle Marcus-Janssen .... dancer
Joelle Martinec .... dancer
Jonas C. Matz .... first aid
Caitlin McLean .... dancer
Stacy Minkowsky .... production intern
Angela Morrison .... legal advisor
Danielle Nicole Parish .... dancer
Randol Perelman-Taylor .... set production assistant (as Randol P. Taylor)
Jacquie Perryman .... senior vice president: PolyGram Soundtracks
Sandra Plazinic .... dancer
Kimberly Rach .... production secretary
William Preston Robertson .... giggles/howls/marmots
Michelle Rudy .... dancer (as Michelle Rudy-Mirkovich)
Alan J. Schoolcraft .... president of operations: Mike Zoss Productions
Kelleia Sheerin .... dancer (as Kelly Sheerin)
Mindy Sheldon .... accountant
Alison Simpson .... dancer
Katherine Slay .... dancer
Kristina Soderquist .... assistant accountant
Jenifer Strovas .... dancer
Eileen Sullivan .... baby wrangler
Michelle E. Swanson .... dancer
Lara Thompson .... assistant: Mr. Fellner
Amy Tinkham .... dancer
Bree Turner .... dancer
Eric Vignando .... caterer
Martina Volpp .... dancer
Amy Warren .... dancer
Natalie Webb .... dancer
Kim Yates .... dancer
Russell Dephillips .... engineer (uncredited)
Fred Fein .... stand-in (uncredited)
Mem Ferda .... double: Jeff Bridges (uncredited)
Rome Romanne .... stand-in (uncredited)
David Torn .... textures & guitar (uncredited)
Frank G. Turner .... stand-in (uncredited)
Charlie Vogel .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Liz Young .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated R for pervasive strong language, drug content, sexuality and brief violence
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Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Belgium:KT | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14A (Alberta) (2010) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Germany:12 (f) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:14 (original rating) | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Ireland:18 | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:R(A) (original rating) | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #35633)

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Trivia:
Before filming a scene, Jeff Bridges would frequently ask the Coen Brothers "Did the Dude burn one on the way over?" If they said he had, he would rub his knuckles in his eyes before doing a take.See more »
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Continuity: After Walter jumps out of The Dude's car, The Dude scrambles across to the driver's side, and the door is already closed.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
The Stranger:[voiceover] Way out west there was this fella... fella I wanna tell ya about. Fella by the name of Jeff Lebowski. At least that was the handle his loving parents gave him, but he never had much use for it himself. Mr. Lebowski, he called himself "The Dude". Now...
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180 out of 256 people found the following review useful.
The Dude Abides!!!, 24 February 1999
Author: Tim Cox from Marietta, OH

No movie has entertained me more in the last year than this film. It's delightfully written, directed with poise and acted with extravagance and excellence. I do admit that this is a film that I had to see six times to get. Every time I watch it I learn something new. The genius of the film lies within a game I think the Coen brothers play with their audiences. There are the touches of the masters in many of their films. In "The Hudsucker Proxy," it was Preston Sturges and Frank Capra. In "Raising Arizona," I felt a touch of Sam Fuller. In this film, I felt many touches of greatness, but more specifically I felt John Sayles or even John Cassevettes in spots. The camera was manipulated beautifully and I felt a tinge of their talents lurking in at many a turn. The performances are astounding, especially Goodman as the deranged bowler still living deep within the jungles of the Vietcong. Huddleston is also quite wonderful as the title character. Turturro gives a fine cameo as "Jesus," coupled with a rousing and humurous version of the Eagles, "Hotel California," done in Espanol. I hope this is a film that is looked at with more seriousness. It is, once you dig deep, a fine piece of filmmaking.

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