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Dear Mr. Wonderful

Released 1983
Distributor Pierpont Films

Set in a New Jersey bowling alley but filmed in West Germany, Peter Lilienthal’s film stars Joe Pesci as a nightclub owner looking to score in Vegas. Two of our favorite mobsters co-star as roadblocks to Pesci’s success, The Godfather‘s Richard S. Castellano, and Frank Vincent, so memorable in both Goodfellas and The Sopranos.

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About Daniel Kremer

San Francisco filmmaker Daniel Kremer has provided audio commentary tracks for Kino Lorber, Shout! Factory, AGFA, and Scorpion disc releases, and essays for Twilight Time special editions. His acclaimed epic-length film Overwhelm the Sky (2019), adapted from a 1799 American Gothic novel, was screened internationally in classic  roadshow format, complete with overture, intermission, and printed souvenir programs. These deluxe screenings received  many accolades before Kino Lorber acquired distribution rights. Kremer's book Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films was published through Patrick McGilligan's Screen Classics Series in 2015. He is currently under contract at Oxford University Press for the first book about Joan Micklin Silver. His other films include the independent dramas Raise Your Kids on Seltzer (2015) and Ezer Kenegdo (2017). He  enjoys doing commentary tracks with fellow TFH guru Allan Arkush.