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Winners & Sinners (1983)
"Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing" (original title)

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Fresh from prison, five friends try to stay crime free but inadvertently find themselves caught in a Triad war.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Teapot
John Sham ...
Curly (as John Shum)
Richard Ng ...
Exhaust Pipe
Charlie Chin ...
Vaseline
Shui-Fan Fung ...
Rookie
Cherie Chung ...
Shirley
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James Tien ...
Jack Tar
Philip Chan ...
Inspector
Paul Chang ...
Mr. Hope (as Cheung Chung)
Pat Ha ...
Tar's Daughter
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Butler Chan
Po Tai ...
Chai
Cecilia Yip ...
Ceci
John Cheung ...
Biu
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Five friends are released from prison and do their best to stay out trouble. Trying to mind their own business (and run their Five Star Cleaning Service), they are unfortunately caught up in a war between rival Triad gangs fighting for control of the counterfeit currency market. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and some nudity | See all certifications »

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7 July 1983 (Hong Kong)  »

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5 Lucky Stars  »

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Shirley: You mean you never went out with a girl before?
Teapot: Never asked one to. Paid one to, yeah.
Shirley: What?
Teapot: Oh, nothing. Just joking!
[looks away]
Teapot: Whew!
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Followed by Zui jia fu xing (1986) See more »

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Well, this is rather silly
19 April 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I recently watched 'Winners and Sinners' with some friends when we thought we should celebrate Jackie Chan's birthday. After viewing it, maybe we could have a chosen a movie that featured more Jackie Chan in it. Oh well, maybe I'll celebrate Sammo Hung's next birthday (whenever it may be) by watching 'Around the World in 80 Days'.

'Winners and Sinners' is the first 'Lucky Stars' movie. Now 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars' makes a whole lot more sense, even though its been a few years since I've seen it. Five inmates befriend each other in prison, and when they are released, they form the 'Five Star Cleaning Service', only to find themselves in the middle of a Triad war.

'Winners and Sinners' is much more of a Sammo Hung film than a Jackie Chan film. Sammo directed and starred in this, while Jackie had a minor role as CID officer. Yuen Biao and Moon Lee even had a short cameo in a scene where Biao and Chan have a short fight. However, most of action is performed by Hung, and he pulls it off very well.

Apart from some entertaining action, 'Winners and Sinners' is one of those rather silly Hong Kong comedies that fans of Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan - especially their 80s work - should be somewhat familiar with. Some people will find it funny - I did, but others might not be amused.

'Winners and Sinners' is a nicely-done action / comedy, maybe not for everyone though - 7/10


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