A Special 20th Anniversary Event
Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski who insists on being called the Dude, a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money resulting in the Dude having his rug soiled, sending him spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld.
The film is loosely inspired by the work of Raymond Chandler. Joel Coen stated: We wanted to do a Chandler kind of story how it moves episodically, and deals with the characters trying to unravel a mystery, as well as having a hopelessly complex plot thats ultimately unimportant.
The original score was composed by Carter Burwell, a longtime collaborator of the Coen brothers.