Based a lesser James M. Cain novel that was published posthumously, THE GIRL IN THE CADILLAC is disappointingly softboiled. Voluptuous teen Mandy (Erika Eleniak), bummed by flighty mama Tilly (Valerie Perrine) and her taste for lustful live-in boyfriends, dreams of finding her real father
and becoming part of a functional household. But the road to reunion with that super dad is full of wolves in sheeps' clothing, like good-ol'-boyish Rick Davis (William McNamara) and his shifty cohorts Pal (Michael Lerner) and Bud (Bud Cort). Planning a minimal-risk bank heist, the trio invites
runaway Mandy aboard as getaway driver; to reel her in, they point out she can use her ...