The Wiz

Wiz, The


G
1978
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
USA/
134

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The Wiz! The Stars! The Music! Wow!

24-year-old Dorothy, born and raised in Harlem, feels she leads an unfulfilled life. But when she is suddenly caught in a snowstorm after chasing her dog Toto, she is whisked away to the enchanted Land of OZ, where she befriends magical creatures that will help her grow as she some self-confidence as she finds her way back home. This adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz” captures the essence of African-American life and stars Diana Ross and Michael Jackson with musical numbers from Quincy Jones.

Director

Sidney Lumet

Cast

Diana Ross Michael Jackson Richard Pryor Nipsey Russell Ted Ross Mabel King Theresa Merritt



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