Dear Mr. Wonderful

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Dear Mr. Wonderful
Directed by Peter Lilienthal
Starring Joe Pesci
Release date
  • 1982 (1982) (U.S.)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
West Germany
Language English

Dear Mr. Wonderful (also known as Ruby's Dream in some US video releases) is a 1982 movie starring Joe Pesci.


Ruby Dennis (Joe Pesci) is a small-time lounge singer who owns a bowling alley. The film follows his attempts to make it big while struggling against the mob and finding romance with Sharon (Ivy Ray Browning). Dennis lives with his sister, Paula (Karen Ludwig), and her son, Raymond (Evan Handler). Paula quits her job and runs off to help the poor, leaving Dennis to keep Raymond away from a life of crime.


Peter Lilienthal, the film's director, won "Outstanding Individual Achievement: Direction" in the 1983 German Film Awards.

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