If Tomorrow Comes (miniseries)
If Tomorrow Comes
If Tomorrow Comes|
by Sidney Sheldon
|Screenplay by||Carmen Culver|
|Story by||Sidney Sheldon|
|Directed by||Jerry London|
|Theme music composer||Nick Bicât|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Running time||314 minutes|
|Original release||March 16 – March 18, 1986|
Sidney Sheldon's If Tomorrow Comes is a 1986 CBS miniseries based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Sidney Sheldon, starring Madolyn Smith, Tom Berenger and David Keith. It was directed by Jerry London and the screenplay was written by Carmen Culver.
Trying to get justice for her wronged mother, Tracy Whitney is instead framed by a gangster and sent to prison for 15 years. At first a victim, Tracy makes alliances and plots her escape. She abandons her plan in order to save the warden's young daughter from drowning, earning herself a pardon. Tracy avenges herself and her mother, and is soon recruited by the mysterious Gunther Hartog to be a master thief. She crosses paths with another con artist, Jeff Stevens, to whom she is attracted but is not sure she can trust. Trailing behind them is the unstable insurance investigator Daniel Cooper.
- Madolyn Smith as Tracy Whitney
- Tom Berenger as Jeff Stevens
- David Keith as Daniel Cooper
- Jack Weston as Uncle Willie
- Richard Kiley as Gunther Hartog
- Liam Neeson as Inspector André Trignant
- Barry Jenner as Zeller
- Lane Smith as Warden Brannigan
Production and broadcast
The role of con artist Tracy required 16 disguises for Smith, who called the miniseries "a very classy soap opera" that is "fun and adventuresome". The seven-hour miniseries was broadcast in three parts on March 16, 17 and 18, 1986.