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Dan Klores' CRAZY LOVE tells the astonishing story of the obsessive roller-coaster relationship of Burt and Linda Pugach, which shocked the nation during the summer of 1959. Burt, a 32 year-old married attorney and Linda, a beautiful, single 20 year-old girl living in the Bronx had a whirlwind romance, which culminated in a violent and psychologically complex set of actions that landed the pair's saga on the cover of endless newspapers and magazines.

With the cooperation of the principles, Burt, now 79, and Linda, 68, Klores examines the human psyche and the concepts of love, obsession, insanity, hope and forgiveness. CRAZY LOVE recently had its world premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and earned the Best Documentary award at the 2007 Santa Barbara Film Festival.


Directed and Produced by
Dan Klores

Produced and Co-Directed by
Fisher Stevens

Edited and Co-Produced by
David Zieff

Original Music by
douglas j. cuomo

Associate Producers
Jake Bandman
Libby Geist

Co-Producer and Researcher
John Miller-Monzon

Wolfgang Held
Claudia Raschke-Robinson

Additional Cinematography by
Manny Alvarez
William Rexer
Rich White



“TWO THUMBS WAY UP! YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE! When people ask me about movies, this is the one I keep talking about. I’M TELLING YOU, YOU HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT!” – Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

“I COULDN’T STOP WATCHING. A shockingly fierce and funny spell-binder that leaves your head spinning. ELECTRIFYING!” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“ELECTRIFYING! Dan Klores discovers the dark heart of obsession and the result will blow you away.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"A FASCINATING DOCUMENTARY. It’s a real world story as redolent of a time and place as a Dion and the Belmonts song. It's as if some liaison out of Greek mythology had arisen on the streets of the East Bronx." - David Denby, New Yorker

“I WAS HOOKED. So spectacularly perverse, yet the film stays so close to the personalities involved that you don’t feel dirty – you feel cleansed. It’s a freak show of a fairy tale rendered by a filmmaker who knows how to pierce tabloid reality right in its anguished bloody heart.” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

“AN AMAZING FILM. For those of you who don’t know the story, I’ll let director Klores spring his jack-in-the-boxes – and let your jaw drop as low as mine did.” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“UPROARIOUS! A RIPPING YARN.” – Richard Brody, New Yorker

“A JAW-DROPPING TRUE STORY.” – Harlan Jacobsen, USA Today

“AN ASTOUNDING SAGA.” – Lou Lumenick, New York Post

“A FASCINATING FILM.” – Leah Rozen, People



“A RIVETING EXAMINATION OF ONE OF THE MOST UNLIKELY COUPLINGS OF THE CENTURY. It deftly toes the line between horrifying, moving and comical.” – Sarah Haight, Nylon

“**** As arresting as a Weegee crime scene photo.” – Troy Patterson, Spin

"More proof that love is a mental illness. A first rate, alarming and absorbing documentary." - Dennis Dermody, Paper

“MESMERIZING” – Jim Dwyer, New York Times

“A GREAT MOVIE. A deeply sad, surprisingly funny film about how we all create our great loves and enemies.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“YOU CAN’T TEAR YOURSELF AWAY FROM THESE CHARACTERS. It’s the greatest kind of story – the kind ‘you can’t make up’.” – David D’Arcy, NPR

“The deftest, most hauntingly ambiguous look at the flawed human animal since ‘Capturing the Friedmans’.” – Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News

Date for DVD release subject to change.