The Big Lebowski is well known in the global spectrum is known for the presence of the diosyncratic characters, surreal dream sequences, unconventional dialogue and eclectic soundtrack with which it has become a cult classic called "the first cult film of the Internet era." The Big Lebowski at th very outset, shows that two thugs Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski in his own residential building in Venice, California, attempting to collect a debt Lebowski's supposed wife owes to Jackie Treehorn. The two thugs rough up the Dude and urinate on his rug, it is around this time that Dude points out that they're looking for a different person of the same name. The next day, the Dude being helples seeks compensation for his rug from the other Jeffrey Lebowski, the titular "Big" Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, who strongly refuses. After craftily stealing one of the Big Lebowski's rugs, the Dude meets Bunny Lebowski, the nymphomoniacal trophy wife of The Big Lebowski's on his way off the property.after many days the Big Lebowski is found to contact the Dude, while revealing at the same time, that Bunny has been kidnapped and asks him to act as a courier for the million-dollar ransom, the Dude being in the unique position of being able to identify the rug-soiling thugs, the suspected kidnappers. Back at his apartment, the Dude naps on his new, stolen rug, only to have his apartment burgled again, the criminals knocking him unconscious. Following a musical dream sequence, the Dude wakes up on his bare wooden floor, his new rug missing. Soon after, when Bunny's kidnappers call to arrange the ransom exchange. The Dude's unstable bowling teammate Walter Sobchak, convinces the Dude to keep the money and gives the kidnappers a "ringer" suitcase filled with dirty underwear. However the exchange gats bungled and the kidnappers manage to escape. Later that night, the Dude's car is stolen, along with the briefcase filled with money. The Dude receives a message from the daughter of the Big Lebowski, Maude who in the most clear terms admits to steal the Dude's rug, which he stole from the "Big" Lebowski's home. Again, at her art studio, she explains that Bunny is a pornographic actress working under producer Jackie Treehorn and also affirms the suspicion of the Dude that Bunny probably kidnapped herself, identifying her likely accomplices as a trio of German nihilists led by Uli Kunkel, also a poronograhic actor ,who has worked with Bunny. She asks the Dude to recover the ransom, as it was illegally withdrawn by her father from a family-run charitable foundation for orphans, offering him a finder's fee in respect for his services. Thus through several ups and downs the film proceeds to the climax. It is found, that finally both Dude and Walter arrive at the Big Lebowski residence where theyr find Bunny back at home, having returned from her trip. They are also found to confront the Big Lebowski with their version of the events, which he counters but does not deny.
. While Bunny took an unannounced trip, the nihilists (her friends), alleged a kidnapping in order to get money from her husband. (It is left unclear whether and to what extent Bunny was an active collaborator in this scheme). The Dude and Walter arrive at the Big Lebowski residence, finding Bunny back at home, having returned from her trip. They confront the Big Lebowski with their version of the events, which he counters but does not deny. Again with the car of the Dude being set on fire by the nihilists, new crisis initiates. In the fighting that follows Walter fights them off, but their third teammate, Donny is found to suffers a very serious heart attack.
The death of Donny humanises the cief characters, who are found to his ashes to a beach, where Walter offers a lengthy eulogy. He tries to scatter Donny's ashes, but a gust of wind blows much of the ashes ionto The Dude's face. Bein upset on this, the Dude vilify or lashes out at Walter. Walter saves the situation by apologizing and hugging The Dude, before suggesting "Fuck it, man. Let's go bowling." The end of the movie is depicted in a beautiful manner, when Due is found to sum up his situation and philosophy with the phrase, "The Dude abides".