The short-lived prime-time TV soap opera Berrenger's was introduced with this 90-minute opener. Berrenger's is a fancy New York department store, owned by family patriarch Simon Berrenger (Sam Wanamaker). Simon announces his plans to merge with another store, much to the dismay of his son Paul (Ben Murphy), the company president. Complications include the married Simon's clandestine romance with female exec Yvette Mimieux, a deep dark secret harbored by model Laura Ashton, and the trials and tribulations of starry-eyed new employee Leslie Hope. Berrenger's debuted January 5, 1985; by March 9, it was history.
by Hal Erickson synopsis