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Crazy Love

Crazy Love

Bob Janoff
Director: Dan Klores Cast: Bob Janoff
Bob Janoff
, Linda Riss Pugach
Linda Riss Pugach
, Burt Pugach
Burt Pugach
Dan Klores

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Filmmaker Dan Klores recounts the true story of one of the most bizarre romances of the 20th century in this documentary. In 1957, Linda Riss was a receptionist in her early twenties who bore a striking resemblance to Elizabeth Taylor, while attorney Burt Pugach was married and in his mid-thirties. That didn't stop Pugach from falling in love with Riss on first sight when he saw her walking past her home in the Bronx, and he quickly asked her out on a date. Riss accepted, and continued to see Pugach even after she discovered he had a wife. However, after a year of wining and dining, Riss broke off the affair, convinced that Pugach would never divorce, but continue to string her along. Pugach desperately tried to convince Riss to give him a second chance and began stalking her, but when that failed and he learned she had decided to wed someone else, he told her, "If I can't have you, no one else will have you, and when I get through with you, no one else will want you." Pugach's statement was no idle threat -- a thug hired by Pugach threw lye into Riss' face in order to scar her for life, and ended up blinding her in one eye. The crime earned Pugach a 15-to-30-year prison sentence, but less than a year after he was released on parole, a peculiar thing happened -- Linda Riss and Burt Pugach got married. Crazy Love (aka Love Is in the Air) shares the details of this very strange love affair, and how this extremely unlikely couple has stayed together for 30 years.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2007
UPC: 0876964000970
Original Release: 2007
Source: Magnolia Home Ent
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 64,925

Special Features

Commentary with director Don Klores and Burt & Linda Pugach; But's passioin letters to Linda; Deleted scenes; Linda's art gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Janoff Participant
Linda Riss Pugach Participant
Burt Pugach Participant
Rusty Goldberg Participant
Jimmy Breslin Participant
Rita Kessler Participant
Janet Pomerantz Participant
Margaret Powers Participant
Berry Stainbeck Participant

Technical Credits
Dan Klores Director,Producer
Brian Chin Musical Direction/Supervision
Douglas J. Cuomo Score Composer
Lisa Daly Animator
Michell Dunn Consultant/advisor
Fabian Garcia Makeup
Libby Geist Associate Producer
Marlena Grzaslewicz Sound/Sound Designer
Wolfgang Held Cinematographer
Jake Bandman Associate Producer
Eydhe Marie Martinez Makeup
John Miller-Monzon Co-producer
J. Ralph Songwriter
Claudia Raschke-Robinson Cinematographer
Trevor Sias Animator
Claudette Sierra Consultant/advisor
Ira Spiegel Sound/Sound Designer
Fisher Stevens Producer
Jason E. Stoff Animator
Marco Valentin Animator
David Zieff Co-producer,Editor
David Ziegg Co-producer,Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Crazy Love
1. Love at First Sight [5:08]
2. Childhood [4:57]
3. Burt & Linda [3:39]
4. On the Side [3:01]
5. Courting [6:30]
6. A Fantasy [7:08]
7. A New Love [7:06]
8. Blinded [7:42]
9. A Life on Her Own [5:39]
10. Trial [4:25]
11. A Lawyer in Prison [6:17]
12. Letters From Prison [5:24]
13. Bleak [5:59]
14. Together Again [3:46]
15. Up to His Old Tricks [12:05]
16. End Credits [2:51]

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