The Wiz

(1978)

Overview

A Thanksgiving dinner brings a host of family together in a Harlem apartment, where a 24-year-old schoolteacher named Dorothy Gale (Diana Ross) lives with her Aunt Em (Theresa Merritt) and Uncle Henry (Stanley Greene). Extremely introverted, she has, as Aunt Em teases her, "never been south of 125th Street", and refuses to move out and on with her life.

  1. L. Frank Baum

    Author

  2. Joel Schumacher

    Screenplay

  3. Sidney Lumet

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Diana Ross

    Diana Ross

    Dorothy

  2. Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson

    Scarecrow

  3. Nipsey Russell

    Nipsey Russell

    Tinman

  4. Ted Ross

    Ted Ross

    Lion / Fleetwood Coup de Ville

  5. Theresa Merritt

    Theresa Merritt

    Aunt Emma

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The Wiz
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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 24, 1978
    G
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 14m

Budget $24,000,000.00

Revenue $21,049,053.00

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