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The Wiz (1983)

Video | 45 min | Fantasy, Musical

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 (play) | Donna Cribari
Cinematographer
Production Designer
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Status
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Updated Dec 10, 1983

Release date
Dec 10, 1983 (Canada)

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36 cast members
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Tasha Thomas
Aunt Em Aunt Em   See fewer
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Stephanie Mills
Dorothy Dorothy   See fewer
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Ralph Wilcox
Uncle Henry / Crow / Field Mouse / Lord High Underling Uncle Henry / Crow / Field Mouse / Lord High Underling   See fewer
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Evelyn Thomas
Tornado / Kalidah / Emerald City Citizen Tornado / Kalidah / Emerald City Citizen   See fewer
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Phylicia Rashad
Munchkin / Field Mouse (as Phylicia Ayres Allen) Munchkin / Field Mouse (as Phylicia Ayres Allen)   See fewer
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Pi Douglass
Munchkin / Kalidah / Field Mouse Munchkin / Kalidah / Field Mouse   See fewer
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Joni Palmer
Munchkin / Poppy / Emerald City Citizen Munchkin / Poppy / Emerald City Citizen   See fewer
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Andy Torres
Munchkin / Kalidah / Emerald City Citizen / Winged Monkey Munchkin / Kalidah / Emerald City Citizen / Winged Monkey   See fewer
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Carl Weaver
Munchkin / Field Mouse / Soldier Messenger Munchkin / Field Mouse / Soldier Messenger   See fewer
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Clarice Taylor
Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North   See fewer
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Ron Dunham
Yellow Brick Road / Emerald City Citizen (as Ronald Dunham) Yellow Brick Road / Emerald City Citizen (as Ronald Dunham)   See fewer
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Eugene Little
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John Parks
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Kenneth Scott
Yellow Brick Road / Emerald City Citizen Yellow Brick Road / Emerald City Citizen   See fewer
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Hinton Battle
Scarecrow Scarecrow   See fewer
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Wendy Edmead
Crow / Emerald City Citizen Crow / Emerald City Citizen   See fewer
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Frances Morgan
Crow / Poppy Crow / Poppy   See fewer
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Tiger Haynes
Tin Man Tin Man   See fewer
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Phillip Bond
Kalidah / Emerald City Citizen Kalidah / Emerald City Citizen   See fewer
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Rodney Green
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Lettie Battle
Poppy / Emerald City Citizen Poppy / Emerald City Citizen   See fewer
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Leslie Butler
Poppy / Emerald City Citizen Poppy / Emerald City Citizen   See fewer
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Eleanor McCoy
Poppy / Emerald City Citizen Poppy / Emerald City Citizen   See fewer
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Danny Beard
Gatekeeper Gatekeeper   See fewer
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Mabel King
Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West   See fewer
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Dee Dee Bridgewater
Glinda, the Good Witch of the South Glinda, the Good Witch of the South   See fewer
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Frank Floyd
Background Voice (voice) Background Voice (voice)   See fewer
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Sam Harkness
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Jozella Reed
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Shari Alfaro
Chorus Chorus   See fewer
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Ben Harney
Chorus Chorus   See fewer
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Otis Sallid
Chorus Chorus   See fewer
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James Wigfall
Chorus Chorus   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

6.7 / 10 | 81 votes