HK Cinema - 1983

Sammo put together a crew of actors who went on to make one of the most popular series of the 1980s The Lucky Star series. The formula he creates in Winners and Sinners basically repeats itself in the sequels. Sammo, Charlie Chin, John Shum, Stanley Fung and Richard Ng play low life crooks and conmen who constantly get in and out of trouble.
The films are played mainly for humor often very adolescent, as there is always a girl that all five are trying to court in the most juvenile manner imaginable but Sammo provides some often brilliant action sequences. Jackie and Yuen Biao show up in a few of these films.
Some of the other titles are My Lucky Stars (1985), Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985) and Lucky Stars Go Places (1986), Return of the Lucky Stars (1989, Ghost Punting (1992), How to Meet the Lucky Stars (1996).

For a comprehensive look at this series check out Darryl's analysis on Ryan's site.