The Dude figures out that he was used by the "other" Lebowski for many reasons: his wife took a long trip without telling him and so he wanted to get rid of her, and by using a fake suitcase and deal, could get the Dude killed too so they'd both be out of Lebowski's hair. The painted toe was from one of the assassins. Donnie dies of a heart attack while The Dude and Walter are fighting in the parking lot of the Bowling Alley with the assassins, who've come to collect the money. They spread Donnie's ashes at the beach and then go bowling....in the words of the Dude,"The Dude abides..."
Question: At the very end of the scene in which Walter and the Dude are spreading Donnie's ashes at the coast, a dark and unidentifiable figure appears for a few seconds in the upper right screen, apparently hiking a trail along the cliff. Was this an accidental walk-on by an actual hiker, or was it written into the script? With all the star-power in this film, I thought every bit of background action was supposed to be meticulously crafted.Charles Austin Miller
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