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Crazy Love (I) (2007)

 -  Documentary  -  1 June 2007 (USA)
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The bizarre true story of Linda Riss and Burt Pugach.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Janoff ...
Himself - Burt's Friend
...
Himself
...
Herself (as Linda Riss)
Sylvia Hoffman ...
Herself - Linda's Cousin
Rita Kessler ...
Herself - Friend
Joyce Guerriero ...
Herself - Friend
Berry Stainback ...
Himself - Biographer
Janet Pomerantz ...
Herself - Burt's Secretary
Rusty Goldberg ...
Herself - Friend
Jimmy Breslin ...
Himself - Journalist
Margaret Powers ...
Herself - Police Officer
Norman Ackerman ...
Himself - Psychiatrist (as Dr. Norman Ackerman)
William Kunstler ...
Himself - Defense Attorney (archive footage)
Marvyn Kornberg ...
Himself - Defense Attorney
Marvin Scott ...
Himself - TV Reporter
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The bizarre true story of Linda Riss and Burt Pugach.

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Discover a love story like no other and a movie you'll never forget! See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language including sexual references, and mature thematic elements | See all certifications »
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1 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Love Is in the Air  »

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Opening Weekend:

$17,952 (USA) (1 June 2007)

Gross:

$300,372 (USA) (7 September 2007)
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Can't Get Used To Losing You
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Performed by Julie London
Unichappell Music, Inc., o/b/o itself and 456 Music Associates (BMI)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under Licence from EMI Film & Television Music
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Will Leave You Shaking Your Head In Disbelief At What You Just Saw & Heard
23 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This may be the most amazing true-life documentary I've ever seen. If it wasn't all true, I'd never believe it. Who would? This is an insane "love story," and it really happened. Ask the citizens of New York City who lived through this tabloid story. I'm sure they couldn't believe it, either, but it was headline news in their area for quite a while.

I hesitate to say too much for those who haven't watched this, but I highly recommend this DVD. The filmmakers did an outstanding job in presenting all the major figures in this fascinating tale of twisted lovers....and "twisted" is putting it mildly, especially in regard to the chief male: Burt Pugach, who is one of the most despicable no-conscience people I've ever seen. If you have a low opinion of lawyers, you'll really appreciate this story! The female part of this bizarre "love" story is Linda Riis. She's the first person you see on camera and, from the first sentence on, you think incredulously "who is this?!" The weird sunglasses, eyebrows, obvious wig and brutally-frank New York directness and accent hits you like a truck. Her story, and from her perspective, is the most amazing of them all. Everyone else that follows - Burt and Linda's friends and associates - are almost as riveting. These are all real people, not actors.

Trust me: you have to see this to believe it. If crazy people, obsession, romance, crime, loneliness, comedy, etc., are all something you find entertaining, this documentary has all of it. It might also disgust you that human beings can be so pathetic.

I couldn't stop shaking my head in disbelief after this watching this documentary. Kudos to everyone involved in this film for a job very well done.


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