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Crazy Love

PG-13| 1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Dan Klores examines the strange love affair of Burt Pugach and Linda Riss. Pugach is a successful attorney in 1950s New York when he meets much-younger Riss. The pair date, but Riss breaks off contact with Pugach upon learning his claims of divorce are false. Discovering that Riss was engaged to another man, Pugach hires some men to throw lye in her face, and he serves 14 years in prison for the crime.


Director: Dan Klores

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: ThinkFilm

Crazy Love (2007)

Release Date: June 1st, 2007|1 hr. 32 min.

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  • For those who don't believe that truth trumps fiction for whacked-out depravity, mark this shockingly fierce and funny spellbinder as Exhibit A. show more

  • It leaves one feeling queasy about human nature. show more

  • In Crazy Love, friends of Burt and Linda express as much confusion over their relationship as we feel, and the Pugaches themselves make an unconvincing case for theirs being a love that conquered all. On the contrary, love doesn't seem to have had anything to do with them. She married him out of desperation, and he pursued her out of a sense of entitlement. show more

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