Continuity mistake: When the Dude is in Jackie Treehorn's estate, he pencils over a pad of paper to see what Jackie wrote down while he was on the phone. He then hurriedly crumples up the piece of paper and shoves it in his wallet. Then, when we see the Chief of Police of Malibu looking through the contents of The Dude's wallet, the paper is there, neatly folded in fourths.
It's the early nineties, sometime around the first Iraq war. Jeffrey Lebowski, known as "The Dude" to his friends, comes home and gets jumped and threatened by two guys. They pee on his rug because they mistake him for another Jeff Lebowski who is rich and whos wife owes money to their boss. "The Dudes" two friends convince him to go to the other Jeff Lebowski to get him to compensate him for the rug. When the Lebowskis meet, their worlds collide and get more and more mixed up with one another. While "The Dudes" friends keep trying to help him, all they succeed in doing is making his life more and more difficult to get out of his situation.
Goon: What the fuck is this?
[Picks up a bowling ball hesitatingly.]
The Dude: Obviously you're not a golfer.
Trivia: At the beginning of the movie, when The Dude is writing a check for the cream at the grocery, look at the date on the check. Sept 11, 1991. A few seconds later we see George Bush Sr. talking about Iraq. So here we have a scene containing Sept. 11th, George Bush and references to the Middle East in a movie that takes place in 1991. (00:03:00)
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.
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