Joe Pesci is a small man looking for a big break. Owner of a bowling alley and nightclub in Jersey, Ruby Dennis (Pesci) sets his sites on making it big in Vegas. But Ruby finds more than he gambled for and in the end is a much bigger man for it. Written by
One mans dream... is another mans nightmare!
24 August 1982 (West Germany)
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Did You Know?
Many of the crew members from this film went on from this production to work on John Sayles
' Baby It's You
(1983) the following year, including cinematographer 'Michael Ballhaus'. Sayles' film was released first in the U.S. while "Dear Mr. Wonderful" premiered in Germany in 1982. See more
When I was a little kid and the water was cold, my mother always used to say, "Swim near the fat lady. It's warmer there."
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