Some critics feel that this is a far less superior than the original. I strongly disagree. The first one has the edge as far as comedy goes, but I feel the storyline in the sequel is more interesting. It seems like every time you assume something will happen in this movie, it doesn't, or the opposite does. Usually sequel's that are done eight years apart like this are terrible. But because Walter Hill directed this, and because of the great chemistry between Nolte and Murphy, this is an exception.
It's kind of odd to see Murphy play a bitter character. In fact the only time Murphy is in a good mood is when he is around girls. His character was far less bitter in the original than in the sequel. I thought Murphy and Nolte played their roles to perfection, as well as the other actors, especially Cherry Ganz, Luther's brother.
Ignore all the critics who have a negative opinion about this movie.