The Wiz

The Wiz (1978)

From the book that's an American tradition… from the smash-hit Broadway show… the entertainment of the year!

  • Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Music
  • Release Date: 1978-10-24
  • User Rating: 6.01/10 from 201 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 14min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Sidney Lumet
star 6.01/10
From 201 Ratings


Dorothy Gale, a shy kindergarten teacher, is swept away to the magic land of Oz where she embarks on a quest to return home.


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  • Diana Ross

    as Dorothy Gale
  • Michael Jackson

    as Scarecrow
  • Nipsey Russell

    as Tinman
  • Ted Ross

    as Lion / Fleetwood Coup de Ville
  • Theresa Merritt

    as Aunt Em
  • Lena Horne

    as Glinda the Good
  • Richard Pryor

    as The Wiz
  • Mabel King

    as Evillene
  • Thelma Carpenter

    as Miss One
  • Stanley Greene

    as Uncle Henry
  • Quincy Jones

    as Emerald City Gold Pianist
  • Iman

    as Emerald City Citizen
  • Clyde J. Barrett

    as Subway Peddler
  • Harry Madsen

    as Cheetah
  • Mabel Robinson

    as Munchkin #2
Art John Jay Moore Assistant Art Director
Production Burtt Harris Associate Producer
Production Kenneth Utt Production Manager
Directing Sidney Lumet Director
Writing Joel Schumacher Screenplay
Editing Dede Allen Editor
Costume & Make-Up Anna Hill Johnstone Costume Coordinator
Sound Jack Fitzstephens Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Jack Fitzstephens Supervising Music Editor
Writing L. Frank Baum Author
Camera Oswald Morris Director of Photography
Art Robert Drumheller Set Decoration
Sound Quincy Jones Music Supervisor
Sound Quincy Jones Music Arranger
Sound Dick Vorisek Recording Supervision
Art Tony Walton Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Tony Walton Costume Design
Sound James Sabat Sound Mixer
Production Rob Cohen Producer
Art Philip Rosenberg Art Direction
Production Kenneth Harper Executive Producer
Production Berry Gordy Executive Producer
Art Edward Stewart Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Stan Winston Makeup Designer
Sound Charlie Smalls Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Dona Granata Assistant Costume Designer
Visual Effects Albert Whitlock Visual Effects
Crew Everett Creach Stunt Coordinator
Camera Hank Muller Assistant Camera
Crew Louis Johnson Choreographer