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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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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 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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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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Comedy | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1987 (USA) See more »

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American Date See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Gross USA:

$1,025,762
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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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 »

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 »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Windy City (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

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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The dating world is treacherous and funny!
5 July 2003 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

David (Martin Short) and Kathy (Annette O'Toole) have made it pleasantly through their first two dates. Although they are both eagerly looking forward to the third one, each is a bit apprehensive. This is because the duo has been slow in revealing important facts about their lives. Kathy's secrets are she is a smoker and has a young daughter. David has just lost his job but has told Kathy he received a promotion. The first part of their date goes smoothly but things change when they find David's car has been stolen. The couple eventually ends up in David's apartment, leaving the viewer with a question. When will the secrets tumble out and will they make a difference?

This is a cute movie about the precarious nature of dating. Most couples start off superficially and David and Kathy are no exception. Yet, when the reality starts to sink in, will they still like each other and want to keep the relationship going? One hot topic is sex and it's awkwardness is covered here with accuracy and humor. The principal actors play their parts well and are very likeable. While not a runaway hit, Cross My Heart delivers a sweet and sly portrait of the dating world. Most viewers will have a good time.


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