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Cross My Heart (1987)

A man and a woman go out on a "big" third date. He's ashamed to admit he just lost his job, and she's afraid he'll run away if he finds out that she has a kid. Small lies lead to bigger ones and the night gets crazy very soon.

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David Morgan
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Kathy
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Bruce Gaynor
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Nancy
Jessica Puscas ...
Jessica
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Parking Attendant
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Susan
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Waiter
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Woman in Restaurant
Eric Poppick ...
Maitre D
Lori Hall ...
Woman Outside Restaurant
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Cashier
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Girl in Car
David Nail ...
Convenience Store Clerk
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A man and a woman go out on a "big" third date. He's ashamed to admit he just lost his job, and she's afraid he'll run away if he finds out that she has a kid. Small lies lead to bigger ones and the night gets crazy very soon.

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A comedy you can still respect in the morning

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$1,025,762 (USA)
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JoBeth Williams was originally cast as Kathy but had to drop out when she got pregnant. See more »

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Holding Back the Years
Written by Mick Hucknall and Neil Moss
Performed by Simply Red
Courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Your Best Foot Forward
12 February 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Cross My Heart has Martin Short and Annette O'Toole as a pair of thirty somethings now on their third date. The film explores the issue of the fine line between putting your best foot forward to make an impression and how easily that can cross over into lying. Both Short and O'Toole are guilty of that.

With O'Toole it's a sin of omission, she hasn't brought up the fact that she does have a small daughter thinking that it can and has before scared away some potential serious involvement. Short doesn't want her to know he's been laid off and his prospects aren't looking good at the moment.

In fact Short really puts on the dog for this all important third date, borrowing friend Paul Reiser's car and apartment. In the end it's a lesson in love and honesty.

Cross My Heart was Martin Short's attempt at being a traditional leading man and he just falls way short no pun intended of being a romantic figure. I liked him a whole lot better in Captain Ron or The Three Amigos. This is just not his cup of tea.


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