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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
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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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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 »


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

Gross USA:

$301,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$357,659
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich
Performed by Manfred Mann
Trio Music Co., Inc. (BMI) and Universal Songs of Polygram Inc. (BMI)
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Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A warped love story professionally delivered
14 October 2007 | by oneloveallSee 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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