Pyromaniac’s Love Story, A (film)

Pyromaniac’s Love Story, A (film) After being dumped by his girlfriend, arsonist Garet Lumpke burns down a pastry shop. Garet’s wealthy father tries to get the shop’s employee, Sergio, to take the blame but he refuses until the owner himself is accused and he decides to be gallant. But this makes Garet mad, because he wants the blame so he can show his girlfriend he can be passionate about something. The police do not believe the owner, so then his wife steps forward to confess. The resulting clash of confessed arsonists and hopelessly devoted lovers confounds everyone. Directed by Joshua Brand. A Hollywood Pictures film. Released on April 28, 1995. 96 min. Stars William Baldwin (Garet), John Leguizamo (Sergio), Erika Eleniak (Stephanie), Sadie Frost (Haltie), Armin Mueller-Stahl (Mr. Linzer), Joan Plowright (Mrs. Linzer). Though filmed in many locations around Toronto, the filmmakers tried to ensure the neighborhood looked anonymous. Released on video in 1995.