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Old 06-13-11, 10:33 PM
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The Big Lebowski and ... "The Dude Abides", what does it mean?

So recently I was looking for my The Big Lebowski dvd and I flat out cannot find it, its gone! Anyhow, I wanted to see it because I recently pre-ordered the blu-ray and I have not seen the movie in awhile so I forget, when the Dude says "The Dude abides." what is he talking about? For some reason this line crossed my mind while I was looking for the dvd this afternoon. thanks

(BTW a quick search on Amazon pulls up a bunch LINK)
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Re: The Big Lebowski and ... "The Dude Abides", what does it mean?

It means he ain't no holla back girl.
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Responding to the Stranger's comment "I know you will" in regards to the previous "Take 'er easy."
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Re: The Big Lebowski and ... "The Dude Abides", what does it mean?

Beyond what gmanca said, throughout the film, the Dude repeats phrases/words he has heard others use. In this case, the rich Lebowski earlier said "I will not abide another toe".
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It means a lot of new stuff has come to light.
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It means Tara Reid is a whore.
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Look, just keep your ugly fucking gold-bricking ass out of my beach community.
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It ties the whole movie together.
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It means he's the dude.
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Re: The Big Lebowski and ... "The Dude Abides", what does it mean?

This thread me me laugh!
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Look, just keep your ugly fucking gold-bricking ass out of my beach community.
Yeah, well, you know, that's just like, uh, your opinion, man.
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This thread me me laugh!
Can you turn the radio off? I've had a hard night and I hate the fucking Eagles man!
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Re: The Big Lebowski and ... "The Dude Abides", what does it mean?

Originally Posted by starman9000 View Post
It means he's the dude.

Look, let me explain something to you. I'm not Mr. Lebowski. You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. That or His Dudeness... Duder... or El Duderino, if, you know, you're not into the whole brevity thing.
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Re: The Big Lebowski and ... "The Dude Abides", what does it mean?

Think of it as the opposite of what you would do if you found a stranger in the Alps.

Spoiler:
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^^^
My neighbor's 2010 Porche is gonna get one^^^ of those if I find out he stole my Big Lebowski dvd.

Geez, its gonna be August 17th or so before I can see The Big Lebowski again! I hope the blu-ray kicks ass and I really hope its loaded with a ton of new extras.
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Originally Posted by Fromundacheese View Post
Look, let me explain something to you. I'm not Mr. Lebowski. You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. That or His Dudeness... Duder... or El Duderino, if, you know, you're not into the whole brevity thing.
His name's Lebowski? That's your name, Dude!
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I am the Walrus.
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Shut the fuck up gmanca.
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What's wrong with starman9000, Dude?
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Re: The Big Lebowski and ... "The Dude Abides", what does it mean?

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I was born and raised in Minnesota and so were the Coen brothers. This is a big part of why us Minnesotans love their movies so much..... especially The Big Lebowski and Fargo. When I first saw Fargo I did not know who the Coen brothers were but after seeing it I was like a Minnesotan had to have been involved in making this film! ....and sure enough!
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And stay away from my special...my fucking lady friend, man!

In all the times I've watched it with people (including the time I saw it in a movie theater a few weeks ago), I've never felt the callback where The Dude yells "Where's the fucking money, Lebowski?" gets enough laughs.
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Originally Posted by Fromundacheese View Post
I was born and raised in Minnesota and so were the Coen brothers. This is a big part of why us Minnesotans love their movies so much..... especially The Big Lebowski and Fargo. When I first saw Fargo I did not know who the Coen brothers were but after seeing it I was like a Minnesotan had to have been involved in making this film! ....and sure enough!
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Who the fuck are the Knudsens?

Originally Posted by droidguy1119 View Post
In all the times I've watched it with people (including the time I saw it in a movie theater a few weeks ago), I've never felt the callback where The Dude yells "Where's the fucking money, Lebowski?" gets enough laughs.
Honestly, I never got that until you just said it; it's such a common phrasing that you don't realize it's another reuse by the Dude.
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Who the fuck are the Knudsens?
So you have no frame of reference here, gmanca. You're like a child who wanders into the middle of a movie and wants to know...

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