The Big Lebowski

Entertainment Earth Jeff Bridges charactor is refered to as "The Dude" as apposed to just "Dude." Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski is stuck in the 60's according to Bridges. The Dude is beaten up by two gangsters when he is mistaken for a wealthy civic leader of the same name whose wife owes money all over L.A. His bowling-team buddy (John Goodman) soon convinces him that he should be compensated, setting off a chain of events including a complex kidnapping plot

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