Access 2000/2007 on Win XP Pro

I have a report with two sub reports that are linked by a customer number.

How can I get the report to filter on a criteria from one of the sub-reports?

I set up a query for the sub-report with a criteria of " <[Enter Date (mm/dd/yyyy)] " and upon running the query it works fine.

When running the report it asks for the criteria multiple times and when you click cancel that area is blank.