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20 years later, The Dude still abides

The Coen Brothers' famous comedy was released on this day in 1998.
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"Fargo" is the Coen Brothers movie that Minnesotans relate to the most, but today is a landmark for another beloved movie in the directors' canon.

It was 20 years ago on this day that "The Big Lebowski" was released and the world was introduced to Jeff Bridges' "Dude."

Despite some mixed initial reviews, the St. Louis Park-raised brothers' comedic masterpiece has become a cult classic, sparking the annual convention "Lebowski Fest" and introducing a whole generation to White Russian cocktails (which are delicious, by the way).

If you're a Big Lebowski fan in the Twin Cities, you can do some celebrating of your own on Tuesday evening at the Turf Club in St. Paul.

It's holding a 20-year anniversary watch party and costume contest, which gets underway from 6:30 p.m. with tickets costing just $3.

The costume contest will be judged at 7:30 p.m. before the movie starts at 8 p.m. There will be food specials, White Russians and a "quote-a-long." You can find ticket information here.

And if you're not a Big Lebowski fan...

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