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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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Armyan Bernstein
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Short ... David Morgan
Annette O'Toole ... Kathy
Paul Reiser ... Bruce Gaynor
Joanna Kerns ... Nancy
Jessica Puscas Jessica Puscas ... Jessica
Lee Arenberg ... Parking Attendant
Corinne Bohrer ... Susan
Jason Stuart ... Waiter
Shelley Taylor Morgan Shelley Taylor Morgan ... Woman in Restaurant
Eric Poppick ... Maitre D
Lori Hall Lori Hall ... Woman Outside Restaurant
Mary Gillis Mary Gillis ... Cashier
Patty Regan ... Waitress
Marti Muller Marti Muller ... Girl in Car
David Nail David Nail ... Convenience Store Clerk
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

A comedy you can still respect in the morning

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Date See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,025,762
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

JoBeth Williams was originally cast as Kathy but had to drop out when she got pregnant. See more »

Quotes

Bruce Gaynor: Then she's got a shelf life of like 6 days max and then she meets somebody else and she's gone.
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Alternate Versions

An alternate version of "Cross my Heart" has been prepared for cable television, to flesh the film out for a two-hour TV time slot (with commercials). This version adds about ten-fifteen minutes of deleted scenes in the third act (bringing the running time of the film itself to 100 minutes). The three additional scenes are: 1) A scene in which David follows Kathy onto a bus, against her will; 2) A subsequent scene where David and Kathy walk down a Los Angeles street together, in front of a movie house, and 3) A scene (following the discovery of the 'underwear' in Bruce's yard) where David and Kathy walk down the sidewalk together, side-by-side. All are lengthy dialogue scenes which allow the Short and O'Toole characters to more fully expouse their philosophies about dating. Former salesman David also gets to deliver a lengthy speech about various brands of sunglasses. The aforementioned scenes were excised from the theatrical release cut and home video versions. See more »


Soundtracks

So Much in Love
Written by William Jackson, George Williams and Roy Straigis
By Arrangement with ABKCO Music, Inc.
Performed by Timothy B. Schmit
Courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Pleasant fluff, well-acted
11 March 2000 | by aromatic-2See all my reviews

The chemistry and friendship between O'Tools and Short exhibited here makes me wish the two had re-teamed with richer material. As is, this movie about trying to be what you think the other person wants you to be is a pleasant diversion. Good support from Reiser and Kerns add to a good, if unremarkable, time.


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