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Story by Sidney Sheldon
Theme music composer Nick Bicât
Final episode date 18 March 1986
Number of seasons 1
Screenplay by Carmen Culver
Directed by Jerry London
First episode date 16 March 1986
Adapted from If Tomorrow Comes
|Based on If Tomorrow Comes
by Sidney Sheldon|
Starring Madolyn Smith Tom Berenger David Keith
Genres Adventure Film, Action fiction, Action/Adventure
Similar Return to Eden, A Woman of Substance, Hold the Dream, Deadly Intentions, Five Minutes of Heaven
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.
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.
If Tomorrow Comes was released on VHS by Anchor Bay on September 30, 1997 (318 minutes), and in a two-disc DVD set from Image Entertainment on March 1, 2011 (313 minutes).