• The Wiz (1978)

The Wiz

Release Date: 1978

DVD Release Date: April 13th, 1999

G |2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary

When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy (Diana Ross) tries to save her dog from a storm, she's miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East upon her arrival, Dorothy is told about the Wiz (Richard Pryor), a wizard who can help her get back to Manhattan. As Dorothy goes in search of the Wiz, she's joined by the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), the Tin Man (Nipsey Russell) and the Cowardly Lion (Ted Ross).

Cast: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Theresa Merritt, Thelma Carpenter

Director: Sidney Lumet

Genres: Musical , Children

Production Co: Motown Productions, Universal Pictures

Keywords: 1970s, Charming

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