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Crazy Love (2007)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Romance | 1 June 2007 (USA)
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The bizarre true story of Linda Riss and Burt Pugach.

Directors:

Dan Klores, Fisher Stevens (co-director)

Writer:

Dan Klores
5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

The bizarre true story of Linda Riss and Burt Pugach.

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A love story stranger than fiction. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language including sexual references, and mature thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Is in the Air See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,952, 3 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$300,372, 9 September 2007
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Features The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Linda
Written by Jack Lawrence
Performed by Buddy Clark with Ray Noble and His Orchestra
MPL Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Awesome. Real people are far more compelling than fictional characters.
23 December 2007 | by MediaRacketSee all my reviews

"Crazy Love" again shows us just how compelling real people and situations can be when compared to their fictional counterparts. The screenwriter has not yet been born who could come up with such a detailed, character-rich, period-to-present story. Simply outrageous, you can smell the ink of the old New York tabloids wafting from the screen. This film is endlessly entertaining, fascinating, scary, funny, familiar, confusing and confounding. I think that New Yorkers will find the film and it's tone particularly interesting. The stock footage and stills are outdone only by the amazing Bronx/Brooklyn-ese accents whining from this quirky but genuine group. Think of it, single scandalous crime whose layers have been evolving and unfolding for 50 years now. A must see!


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