Dan Klores' award winning and highly praised 'Crazy Love' tells the astonishing story of Burt Pugach, the 32 year-old married attorney and Linda Riss, a beautiful 20 year-old girl living in the Bronx, whose relationship and its ensuing fall-out shocked a nation in 1959. After discovering that Riss was engaged to marry another man, Pugach hired thugs to throw lye in her face, blinding her. But following his release from prison, two decades after the crime, Pugach remained as obsessively in love with Riss and continued to woo her. Filmed with the cooperation of the principles, Klores explores how love can quickly transform into violent obsession. With a story sensationalised by tabloid scrutiny, 'Crazy Love' is also a timely account of fame, celebrity and the lengths some people go to in order to achieve it.
Burt Pugach, Linda Pugach, Bob Janoff, Sylvia Hoffman, Rita Kessler, Joyce Guerriero, Berry Stainback, Janet Pomerantz, Rusty Goldberg, Jimmy Breslin, Margaret Powers, Norman Ackerman, William Kunstler