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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.


Sammo Kam-Bo Hung


Sammo Kam-Bo Hung (as Samo Hung), Barry Wong (story)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Teapot
John Sham ... Curly (as John Shum)
Richard Ng ... Exhaust Pipe
Charlie Chin ... Vaseline
Stanley Sui-Fan Fung ... Rookie (as Shui-Fan Fung)
Cherie Chung ... Shirley
Jackie Chan ... CID 07
James Tien ... Jack Tar
Philip Chan ... Inspector
Paul Chang Chung ... Mr. Hope (as Cheung Chung)
Pat Ha ... Tar's Daughter
Ching-Ying Lam ... Butler Chan
Tai-Bo ... Chai
Cecilia Yip ... Ceci
John Cheung ... Biu


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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Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


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


Rookie: Of course you do it; the smart ones talk and the dumb ones act.
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Followed by Return of the Lucky Stars (1989) See more »

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The Best Film of Samo Hung and Jackie Chan!!!!!
30 August 2002 | by antonov-1See all my reviews

I have seen this Film about 30 times and I always laugh when I see it every time! Everytime I watch that movie, I find always something that I've never realised that it is there. Mostly there are some small details but I find it very interesting. I am a fanatic fan of Jackie Chan and so I saw the movie for the first time because I thought that Jackie Chan will play a great role in this movie. The first time I thought that this movie was the worst of all, because J.Chan had a small role, but after the second time I realised that this Film was exactly what a movie can give you to laugh!

I like this movie because there are many characters as Samo Hung and so you can't get bored, because there are many scenes of action and of humor. Everybody who loves Action and Humor must see it.

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Release Date:

7 July 1983 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

5 Lucky Stars See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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1.85 : 1
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