In 1991, unemployed '60s refugee Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski grooves into his laid-back Los Angeles lifestyle. One of the laziest men in LA, he enjoys hanging with his bowling buddies, pompous security-store owner Walter Sobchak and mild-mannered ex-surfer Donny. However, the Dude's life takes an alternate route the afternoon two goons break into his threadbare Venice, California, bungalow, rough him up, and urinate on his living room rug. Why? Because Jackie Treehorn is owed money by the wife of a certain Jeff Lebowski.