R | | Comedy, Romance
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.
JoBeth Williams was originally cast as Kathy but had to drop out when she got pregnant.
Then she's got a shelf life of like 6 days max and then she meets somebody else and she's gone.
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.
$455,100 15 November 1987