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  • The Wiz (1978)
  • G
    134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Director
Writers
L. Frank Baum (novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz") | William F. Brown (book of the musical "The Wiz") | Joel Schumacher (screenplay)
Producer
Rob Cohen (produced by)
Composer
Charlie Smalls (original musical score by)
Cinematographer
Editor
Production Designer
Tony Walton (production design by)
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Release date
Oct 24, 1978 (United States)

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Cast

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159 cast members
Name Known for
Diana Ross
Dorothy Dorothy   See fewer
Michael Jackson
Scarecrow Scarecrow   See fewer
Ted Ross
Lion / Fleetwood Coupe de Ville Lion / Fleetwood Coupe de Ville   See fewer
Mabel King
Evillene Evillene   See fewer
Theresa Merritt
Aunt Em Aunt Em   See fewer
Thelma Carpenter
Miss One Miss One   See fewer
Lena Horne
Glinda the Good Glinda the Good   See fewer
Richard Pryor
The Wiz (Herman Smith) The Wiz (Herman Smith)   See fewer
Stanley Greene
Uncle Henry Uncle Henry   See fewer
Clyde J. Barrett
Subway Peddler Subway Peddler   See fewer
Derrick Bell
The Four Crows The Four Crows   See fewer
Roderick-Spencer Sibert
The Four Crows The Four Crows   See fewer
Kashka Banjoko
The Four Crows The Four Crows   See fewer
Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens
The Four Crows The Four Crows   See fewer
Toney Brealond
Gold Footman (as Tony Brealond) Gold Footman (as Tony Brealond)   See fewer
Joe Lynn
Gold Footman Gold Footman   See fewer
Clinton Jackson
Green Footman Green Footman   See fewer
Charles Rodriguez
Green Footman Green Footman   See fewer
Carlton Johnson
Head Winkie Head Winkie   See fewer
Ted Williams
Munchkin #1 Munchkin #1   See fewer
Mabel Robinson
Munchkin #2 / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir Munchkin #2 / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir   See fewer
Damon Pearce
Munchkin #3 Munchkin #3   See fewer
Donna Patrice Ingram
Munchkin #4 Munchkin #4   See fewer
Harry Madsen
Cheetah, Head of the Flying Monkeys Cheetah, Head of the Flying Monkeys   See fewer
Glory Van Scott
Rolls Royce Lady Rolls Royce Lady   See fewer
Vicki Baltimore
Green Lady Green Lady   See fewer
Carlos Cleveland
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Mariann Aalda
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Aaron Boddie
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Gay Faulkner
Guest at Aunt Emma's Party Guest at Aunt Emma's Party   See fewer
Ted Butler
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
T.B. Skinner
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Jamie Perry
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Daphne McWilliams
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
H. Douglas Berring
Aunt Em's Party (as Douglas Berring) Aunt Em's Party (as Douglas Berring)   See fewer
James Shaw
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Johnny Brown
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Gyle Waddy
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Dorothi Fox
Aunt Em's Party (as Dorothy Fox) Aunt Em's Party (as Dorothy Fox)   See fewer
Frances Salisbury
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Beatrice Dunmore
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Traci Core
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Donald King
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Claude Brooks
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Billie Allen
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Willie C. Carpenter
Aunt Em's Party (as Willie Carpenter) Aunt Em's Party (as Willie Carpenter)   See fewer
Denice De Jon Nortez
Aunt Em's Party (as Denice Dejon) Aunt Em's Party (as Denice Dejon)   See fewer
Kevin Stockton
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Alvin Alexis
Aunt Em's Party Aunt Em's Party   See fewer
Adrienne Albert
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Alfa K. Anderson
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Joshie Armstead
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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
Adrian Bailey
Winkie (uncredited) Winkie (uncredited)   See fewer
Clare Janice Bathe
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Claude Brooke
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Eric Butler
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Bähler
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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
Kacey Cisyk
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Steve Clayton
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Pat Cleveland
Emerald City Citizen (uncredited) Emerald City Citizen (uncredited)   See fewer
Kay Coleman
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Collins
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jenny Cooke
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
T.J. Cooke
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Ron Dante
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Billy Davis
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Darrell Davis
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jules S. Davis
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Sharon Davis
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Christopher Dean
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
William Eaton
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Melvin W. Edmondson
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Camille Farrell
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Mike Farrell
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Steve Feldman
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Roberta Flack
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Bobby 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
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
Antonia French
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Arthur French
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Lynda Furlow
Emerald City Citizen (uncredited) Emerald City Citizen (uncredited)   See fewer
Nancy Gilliam
Vocalist (uncredited) Vocalist (uncredited)   See fewer
Robin Givens
Guest at Aunt Emma's Party (uncredited) Guest at Aunt Emma's Party (uncredited)   See fewer
Bryon Gray
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Diva Gray
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Mike Gray
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Milt Grayson
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Gordon Grody
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Lani Groves
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Gwen Guthrie
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
Susan Hamilton
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Mike Hayes
Citizen of Oz (uncredited) Citizen of Oz (uncredited)   See fewer
Julio Herrara
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jake Holmes
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Cissy Houston
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Rhetta Hughes
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Iman
Emerald City Citizen (uncredited) Emerald City Citizen (uncredited)   See fewer
Petra Johnson
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Martina Jones
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Quincy Jones
Emerald City Gold Pianist (uncredited) Emerald City Gold Pianist (uncredited)   See fewer
Kenny Karen
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jerry Keller
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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
David Lasley
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Yvonne Lewis
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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
Kim Magloire
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
Tommy Malcolm
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Bill Marine
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Ron Marshall
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (uncredited)   See fewer
Barbara Massey
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Ullanda McCullough
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
Debbie McDuffie
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Chuck McGruder
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
June McGruder
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Helen Miles
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Leslie Miller
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Melanie Moore
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Janice Papalos
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Janice Pendarvis
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Leon Pendarvis
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Dennis Perren
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Randy Peyton
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Curtis Price
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (uncredited)   See fewer
Neil Raber
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Gerrard Randall
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
David Reed
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Claudia Ricks
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Mindy Rosario
Trashcan (uncredited) Trashcan (uncredited)   See fewer
Ermundo Russell
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Annette Sanders
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Zachary Sanders
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Ray Simpson
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Tamy Smith
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Sterling St. Jacques
Emerald City Citizen (uncredited) Emerald City Citizen (uncredited)   See fewer
Renel Stafford
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Fred Stark
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Susan Stephenson
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Maeretha Stewart
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Grady Tate
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jean Thomas
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Mariama Thomas
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Mia Thomas
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Duke Thorbs
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Alfonzo Thornton
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Luther Vandross
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Táta Vega
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Bill Walker
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Dawn Walker
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Joey Ward
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Brenda White
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Beurice Whitehead
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Kenny Williams
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Mollena Williams
The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Children's Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Janet Wright
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited) The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Darcel Wynne
Emerald City Citizen (uncredited) Emerald City Citizen (uncredited)   See fewer
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