The remake had Sly Stallone, who certainly looked the part, though did not necessarily give off the same level of intelligence that Caine brought. He was more of a bull in a china closet. They developed the relationships of the mother and daughter more instead of Michael having sex with every available female. It was a waste of Miranda Richardson's talent. Shout out to John C. McGinley who kept stealing the scenes.
Well, even the '1971 original' was not top-notch. I am wondering why this remake was necessary. The judgement of Mr. Stallone's acting performances are controversial and here we see why. But also the other actors, including Mr. Caine are doing below expectation.