The Big Lebowski script
Synopsis: 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.

After a beat of walking the Dude offhandedly points.


It's the LeBaron.


The Dude is going up the walkway of a small Venice bungalow

court. He holds the paper sack in one hand and a small

leatherette satchel in the other. He awkwardly hugs the

grocery bag against his chest as he turns a key in his door.


The Dude enters and flicks on a light.

His head is grabbed from behind and tucked into an armpit.

We track with him as he is rushed through the living room,

his arm holding the satchel flailing away from his body.

Going into the bedroom the outflung satchel catches a piece

of doorframe and wallboard and rips through it, leaving a


The Dude is propelled across the bedroom and on into a small

bathroom, the satchel once again taking away a piece of

doorframe. His head is plunged into the toilet. The paper

bag hugged to his chest explodes milk as it hits the toilet

rim and the satchel pulverizes tile as it crashes to the


The Dude blows bubbles.


We want that money, Lebowski. Bunny

said you were good for it.

Hands haul the Dude out of the toilet. The Dude blubbers and

gasps for air.


Where's the money, Lebowski!

His head is plunged back into the toilet.


Where's the money, Lebowski!

The hands haul him out again, dripping and gasping.




It's uh, it's down there somewhere.

Lemme take another look.

His head is plunged back in.


Don't fuck with us. If your wife

owes money to Jackie Treehorn, that

means you owe money to Jackie


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Ethan Coen

Ethan Coen was born on September 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Ethan Jesse Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for No Country for Old Men (2007), True Grit (2010) and The Big Lebowski (1998). He has been married to Tricia Cooke since October 2, 1990. They have two children. more…

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