Jennifer Beals is Xinia, a lovely cat burglar who has some “issues” with dad (who shows up in the hospital after a 20-year absence) and mom (Rita Moreno, whose role is nothing more than a cameo).
Upset by her father’s sudden reappearance, Xinia goes to a local hangout and tries to seduce Bram (Powers Boothe), who tells her he’s a “snake rancher.”
The pair eventually hook up, and engage in steamy sex that looks like — hilariously — an outtake from “Showgirls.”
Then the plot thickens, as Xinia discovers Bram’s really a cop who’s been trailing her, and Bram wants to burgle with her. And have some more “Showgirls”-quality sex.
Through some twists and turns, true nature of Bram is revealed to Xinia, but not before he can get in some more “Showgirls”-like sex.
Writers Livia Linden and Percy Angress have conceived what begins as a fairly intriguing game of cat and mouse, but “Spree” aims for smart and sexy — and delivers neither. Nor does it deliver anything resembling a character.
Beals and Boothe are unmemorable, and Tommy Lee Wallace’s clunky direction does nothing to establish suspense.
Rest of tech credits are OK, and Peter Manning Robinson’s score has a nice Latin lilt.