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Crazy Love (2007)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Romance | 1 June 2007 (USA)
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
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Himself
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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
...
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  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$300,372 (USA) (7 September 2007)
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1.85 : 1
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References The Eddie Cantor Story (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

I Put A Spell On You
Written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Performed by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Unart Music Corporation (BMI)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMI Music Entertainment
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A warped love story professionally delivered
14 October 2007 | by (SoFla, UsA) – See all my reviews

Entertaining and mildly provoking film documents the weird highs and strange lows associated with a decades-long bizarre courtship of one Linda Pugach by her mildly insane husband Burt. Simultaneously amusing and depressing, the progressively ridiculous reality these two ill-fated lovers found themselves in is enough to warrant viewing. Making great use of archival footage, the filmmakers really hit their stride near the end, when laying out the skewed romantic timelessness which pervades the Pugach's interactions. The film does take some time to build viewer interest (supposing you were too young to remember this in the headlines) but when it does get particularly interesting near the end, rarely does studying the brilliant intricacies of human irony feel more poetic.


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