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The Wiz (1978)

G
134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.
Writers
L. Frank Baum (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz") | William F. Brown (book of the musical "The Wiz") | Joel Schumacher (screenplay)
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Budget
$ 24,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 21,049,053
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Release date
Oct 24, 1978 (United States)

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152 cast members
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Diana Ross
Dorothy Dorothy   See fewer
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Michael Jackson
Scarecrow Scarecrow   See fewer
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Ted Ross
Lion / Fleetwood Coupe de Ville Lion / Fleetwood Coupe de Ville   See fewer
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Mabel King
Evillene Evillene   See fewer
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Theresa Merritt
Aunt Em Aunt Em   See fewer
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Thelma Carpenter
Miss One Miss One   See fewer
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Lena Horne
Glinda the Good Glinda the Good   See fewer
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Richard Pryor
The Wiz (Herman Smith) The Wiz (Herman Smith)   See fewer
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Stanley Greene
Uncle Henry Uncle Henry   See fewer
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Clyde J. Barrett
Subway Peddler Subway Peddler   See fewer
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Derrick Bell
The Four Crows The Four Crows   See fewer
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Roderick-Spencer Sibert
The Four Crows The Four Crows   See fewer
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Kashka Banjoko
The Four Crows The Four Crows   See fewer
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Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens
The Four Crows The Four Crows   See fewer
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Tony Brealord
Gold Footman (as Tony Brealond) Gold Footman (as Tony Brealond)   See fewer
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Joe Lynn
Gold Footman Gold Footman   See fewer
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Clinton Jackson
Green Footman Green Footman   See fewer
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Charles Rodriguez
Green Footman Green Footman   See fewer
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Carlton Johnson
Head Winkie Head Winkie   See fewer
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Ted Williams
Munchkin #1 Munchkin #1   See fewer
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Mabel Robinson
Munchkin #2 / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir Munchkin #2 / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir   See fewer
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Damon Pearce
Munchkin #3 Munchkin #3   See fewer
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Donna Patrice Ingram
Munchkin #4 Munchkin #4   See fewer
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Harry Madsen
Cheetah, Head of the Flying Monkeys Cheetah, Head of the Flying Monkeys   See fewer
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Glory Van Scott
Rolls Royce Lady Rolls Royce Lady   See fewer
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Vicki Baltimore
Green Lady Green Lady   See fewer
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Carlos Cleveland
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Mariann Aalda
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Aaron Boddie
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Gay Faulkner
Guest at Aunt Emma's Party Guest at Aunt Emma's Party   See fewer
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Ted Butler
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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T.B. Skinner
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Jamie Perry
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Daphne McWilliams
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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H. Douglas Berring
Aunt Em's Party (as Douglas Berring) Aunt Em's Party (as Douglas Berring)   See fewer
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James Shaw
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Johnny Brown
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Gyle Waddy
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Dorothi Fox
Aunt Em's Party (as Dorothy Fox) Aunt Em's Party (as Dorothy Fox)   See fewer
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Frances Salisbury
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Beatrice Dunmore
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Traci Core
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Donald King
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Claude Brooks
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Billie Allen
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Willie C. Carpenter
Aunt Em's Party (as Willie Carpenter) Aunt Em's Party (as Willie Carpenter)   See fewer
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Denice De Jon Nortez
Aunt Em's Party (as Denice Dejon) Aunt Em's Party (as Denice Dejon)   See fewer
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Kevin Stockton
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Alvin Alexis
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
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Adrienne Albert
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alfa K. Anderson
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joshie Armstead
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patti Austin
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clare Janice Bathe
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claude Brooke
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Butler
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Bähler
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vivian Cherry
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kacey Cisyk
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Clayton
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kay Coleman
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Collins
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jenny Cooke
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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T.J. Cooke
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ron Dante
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Davis
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Darrell Davis
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jules S. Davis
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sharon Davis
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Christopher Dean
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Eaton
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Melvin W. Edmondson
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Camille Farrell
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Farrell
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Feldman
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roberta Flack
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobby Floyd
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Frank Floyd
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Antonia French
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur French
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nancy Gilliam
Vocalist (uncredited) Vocalist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robin Givens
Guest at Aunt Emma's Party (uncredited) Guest at Aunt Emma's Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bryon Gray
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Diva Gray
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Gray
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milt Grayson
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gordon Grody
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lani Groves
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gwen Guthrie
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Susan Hamilton
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Hayes
Citizen of Oz (uncredited) Citizen of Oz (uncredited)   See fewer
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Julio Herrara
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jake Holmes
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cissy Houston
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rhetta Hughes
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Petra Johnson
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martina Jones
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Quincy Jones
Emerald City Gold Pianist (uncredited) Emerald City Gold Pianist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenny Karen
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Keller
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Christine Langner
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Lasley
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Yvonne Lewis
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Mary Lombardi
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Malcolm
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Marine
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Barbara Massey
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Debbie McDuffie
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck McGruder
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June McGruder
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Helen Miles
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Leslie Miller
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5.3 / 10 | 12,148 votes