This action comedy marks the debut of a series of films about the Five Lucky Stars — Teapot, Vaseline, Exhaust Pipe, Curly and Ranks — a group of petty crooks who try to go straight by opening a cleaning company but always stumble into trouble. In Winners and Sinners, the quartet unwittingly runs afoul of a counterfeiting ring that’s about to get busted by an overeager cop (Jackie Chan). Sammo Hung, who also plays Teapot, directs.
Sammo Hung (born Hung Kam Po, 7 January 1952) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, producer and director, known for his work in many kung fu films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a fight choreographer for, amongst others, Jackie Chan, King Hu, and John Woo. Hung is one of the pivotal figures who spearheaded the Hong Kong New Wave movement of the 1980s, helped reinvent the martial arts genre and started the vampire-like Jiang Shi genre. He is widely credited with assisting many of his compatriots, giving them their starts in the Hong Kong film industry, by casting them in the films he produced, or giving them roles in the production crew. Hung has starred in 75 films, and worked on over 230, beginning as a child actor whilst still attending the China Drama Academy. Upon leaving the opera school, he worked as an extra and stuntman, and progressed through other roles including fight choreographer, stunt co-ordinator, action director, actor, writer, producer and director. —IMDb… read more