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.
Possibly the Coen Brothers most celebrated film with a firmly mainstream-cult status. A lot of that probably owes to the portrayal of stoner as hero. Less complex characters and less graceful than some of their other work, particularly No Country For Old Men and A Serious Man.
Home-recorded VHS copy. Approx. run time 117 mins