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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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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

Gross USA:

$301,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$357,659
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soul Coaxing (Ame Caline)
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I was expecting more...
12 November 2007 | by garypageSee all my reviews

This film was pretty heavily hyped and garnered some very good reviews on the TV movie review shows ("Ebert & Roeper") so I was expecting a top-notch documentary. Unfortunately, as another reviewer stated it would have made a decent "Court TV" (or "Dateline or Oxygen True Crime") episode and that's about it.

The film takes its time getting to where it wants to go and when it finally gets to its pay-off, there isn't that much of a surprise. Many people in abusive relationships are there due to their own inability to see how mentally messed up they are. That's not much of a revelation.

(I wish the filmmakers would have delved more into Burt's marriage to his first wife. Perhaps she is dead so the filmmakers couldn't get her perspective on this crime. It would have made a more fully realized movie if they had.)


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