Characters in This Scene
Jeffrey Lebowski
Jeff Bridges
Walter Sobchak
John Goodman
From Moses to Sandy Koufax Full Transcript
Jeffrey Lebowski
I mean we totally fucked it up, man. We fucked up his pay-off. We got the kidnappers all pissed off at us, and Lebowski, he yelled at me a lot, but he didn't do anything. Huh?
Walter Sobchak
Well, sometimes the cathartic, uh.
Jeffrey Lebowski
No No, I'm saying if he knows I'm a fuck-up, why does he leave me in charge of getting his wife back? Because he doesn't fucking want her back, man! He's had enough! He no longer digs her! It's all a show! Ok? But then, why didn't he give a shit about his million bucks? I mean, he knows we never handed off his briefcase, but he never asked for it back. The million bucks was never in the briefcase. The briefcase was fucking empty, man! The asshole was hoping that they would kill her! You threw out a ringer for a ringer!
Walter Sobchak
Huh! Okay, but how does all this add up to an emergency?
Jeffrey Lebowski
Huh?
Walter Sobchak
I'm saying, I see what you're getting at, Dude, he kept the money, my point is, umm, here we are, it's shabbas, the Sabbath, which I'm allowed to break only if it's a matter of life or death--
Jeffrey Lebowski
Will you come off it Walter. You're not even fucking Jewish, man.
Walter Sobchak
What the fuck are you talking about?
Jeffrey Lebowski
Man, you're fucking Polish Catholic.
Walter Sobchak
What the fuck are you talking about? I converted when I married Cynthia!
Jeffrey Lebowski
Yeah.
Walter Sobchak
Come on, Dude!
Jeffrey Lebowski
Yeah, yeah yeah!
Walter Sobchak
You know this!
Jeffrey Lebowski
Yeah, and five fucking years ago, you were divorced.
Walter Sobchak
So, what are you saying? When you get divorced, you turn in your library card? You get a new license? You stop being Jewish?
Jeffrey Lebowski
This is the driveway.
Walter Sobchak
I'm as Jewish as fucking Tevye
Jeffrey Lebowski
Man, you know, it's it's all a part of your sick Cynthia thing man. Taking care of her fucking dog. Going to her fucking synagogue. You're living in the fucking past.
Walter Sobchak
Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax--YOU'RE GODDAMN RIGHT I'M LIVING IN THE FUCKINGPAST! I--Jesus. What the hell happened?