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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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Details

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$455,100, 15 November 1987

Gross USA:

$1,025,762

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

One Heartbeat
Written by Steve LeGassick (as Steve Legassick) and Brian Ray
Performed by Smokey Robinson
Courtesy of Motown Record Corporation
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charming duo
24 January 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

David Morgan (Martin Short) and Kathy (Annette O'Toole) are going on their third date. They like each other but both are hiding something. Kathy is consulted by her sister Nancy (Joanna Kerns) about not yet revealing her young daughter Jessica. David just got fired from his job. His friend Bruce Gaynor (Paul Reiser) offers him the use of his new car and apartment. The date starts off badly with the car getting stolen.

This is mostly a two-hander in an apartment. The story is a bit of hit-and-miss. The dialog could be sharper. The directions are simple. This is all about the charms of Short and O'Toole. They are an endearing couple. It's worthwhile to see this for their fans.


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