The Big Lebowski

Directed by
Joel & Ethan Coen

Noirvember lets the sunshine in for the 20th anniversary of the Coen Brothers’ shaggy-dog kidnapping tale.

“The Coens have defined and mastered their own bizarre subgenre. No one does it like them and, it almost goes without saying, no one does it better.” – Washington Post

When “The Dude” Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude.

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Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi