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

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  7 July 1983 (Hong Kong)
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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 overview, first billed only:
John Sham ...
Curly (as John Shum)
Richard Ng ...
Exhaust Pipe
Charlie Chin ...
Stanley Fung Sui-Fan ...
Rookie (as Shui-Fan Fung)
Cherie Chung ...
James Tien ...
Jack Tar
Philip Chan ...
Paul Chang ...
Mr. Hope (as Cheung Chung)
Pat Ha ...
Tar's Daughter
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Butler Chan
Po Tai ...
Cecilia Yip ...
John Cheung ...


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 <>

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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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The film's Chinese title, Five Lucky Stars was chosen as it was evocative of the Seven Little Fortunes (aka "The Lucky Seven"). The Seven Little Fortunes was the name of the performance troupe that included Hung, Chan and Yuen, whilst they attended the Peking Opera School, The China Drama Academy, as children. See more »


Exhaust Pipe: Hold it! No need shooting me for stealing a tire! We citizens are very cooperative with the police, sir!
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The first of the Lucky Stars films is more winner than sinner.
24 June 2007 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

More comedy than kung fu, Winners and Sinners is a crazy Hong Kong caper that follows the antics of a bunch of likable ex-convicts as they become unknowing recipients of a briefcase of missing counterfeit money and some printing plates—items much sought after by two gangs of criminals.

The first in the 'Lucky Stars' movies, this good-natured and silly comedy succeeds in being very entertaining (despite not really being THAT funny) largely thanks to its charismatic cast. Sammo Hung, Richard Ng, Charlie Chin, Jackie Chan, Shui-Fan Fung, John Sham and (token beauty) Cherie Chung all have starring roles, and even Yuen Baio and Lam Ching Ying pop up in cameos.

Of course, how funny you find this film will depend entirely on your sense of humour (let's say that the laughs are not that sophisticated); the quality of the action, however, cannot be disputed.

Jackie has only a couple of brief fight scenes, but truly shines during a roller skating sequence in which he performs some amazing stunts—first partaking in a competition, and then pursuing a couple of thieves. And if you're not gob-smacked when he skates under a moving lorry and then causes a multiple pile-up, then you should give up watching films altogether.

This being a Sammo Hung film, however, it is the portly one that takes centre stage when the real fighting begins, and fans of his work will not be disappointed. I always find Sammo incredible when he lets feet and fists fly, and in the warehouse-set finale, he delivers some amazing moves. Even if Hong Kong humour is not your cup of tea, Winners and Sinners is worth watching for the end battle alone.

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