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Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing (1983)

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

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Teapot
John Sham ...
Curly (as John Shum)
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Exhaust Pipe
Charlie Chin ...
Vaseline
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Rookie (as Shui-Fan Fung)
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
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Chai
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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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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 »

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Rookie: Of course you do it; the smart ones talk and the dumb ones act.
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Followed by Wu fu xing chuang gui (1992) See more »

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Probably the most fun action movie I've ever seen
29 October 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Wow. What a fantastic film. Okay, the story's been done in 100 other movies, but it's sure more entertaining than any of them. Yes, Jackie Chan's in it, but he only appears in about 1/4 of the film - the rest is up to Sammo Hung and his co-stars. The stunts and fight scenes are something to be proud of, as is the comedic touches in the script, which make it one of my favourite films of all time. Make sure you seek this one out at all costs.


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