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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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Curly: Then let him give us a ticket! All you cops are only good at handing out traffic tickets. How come you're not good at catching thugs?
CID 07: I was good at catching thugs! Otherwise I wouldn't be here now!
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Sammo's best movie
6 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is probably Sammo Hung's best work before embarking on his venture to start D&B films. All star cast graces this movie including Jackie Chan, and Yuen Biao. Other stars reads like who's who of Hong Kong movie industry of the '80s.

Five ex cons and a girl starts a cleaning service. They just try to make their living, but soon they get involved with local gangsters, by taking their brief case filled with counterfeit money. What results is a mayhem of trouble and actions relating to the six of them. They find themselves in all sorts of strange situations, and compromising positions, but they use their ingenuity to get the best of the gangsters.

It's hard to tell if this is a comedy or an action movie. Most of the actors are not action stars, but regular movie actors, so it's not like endless action scenes in Jackie Chan's movies. It's more like old school Hong Kong comedy with some good actions inserted in between the story. Some action scenes involving Jackie Chan is a classic, like the one he hangs on to a car wearing his roller skates during a chase.

This is one of the classics from the '80s, and is recommended for viewing.


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