The Wiz



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


  2. Sidney Lumet


  3. Joel Schumacher


Top Billed Cast

  1. Diana Ross

    Diana Ross


  2. Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson


  3. Nipsey Russell

    Nipsey Russell


  4. Ted Ross

    Ted Ross

    Lion / Fleetwood Coup de Ville

  5. Theresa Merritt

    Theresa Merritt

    Aunt Emma

Full Cast & Crew

The Wiz
The Wiz



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 24, 1978


    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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