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: Music, Fantasy, Adventure
  • Release Date: 1978-10-24
  • User Rating: 5.9/10 from 247 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 14min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Sidney Lumet
star 5.9/10
From 247 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
Editing Dede Allen Editor
Production Rob Cohen Producer
Directing Sidney Lumet Director
Sound Charlie Smalls Original Music Composer
Writing L. Frank Baum Author
Writing Joel Schumacher Screenplay
Production Berry Gordy Executive Producer
Production Kenneth Harper Executive Producer
Camera Oswald Morris Director of Photography
Camera Hank Muller Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Tony Walton Costume Design
Production Burtt Harris Associate Producer
Crew Louis Johnson Choreographer
Production Kenneth Utt Production Manager
Sound Quincy Jones Music Arranger
Costume & Make-Up Stan Winston Makeup Designer
Art Philip Rosenberg Art Direction
Sound Quincy Jones Music Supervisor
Visual Effects Albert Whitlock Visual Effects
Art Edward Stewart Set Decoration
Art Robert Drumheller Set Decoration
Sound Jack Fitzstephens Supervising Music Editor
Crew Everett Creach Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Dona Granata Assistant Costume Designer
Sound Jack Fitzstephens Supervising Sound Editor
Sound James Sabat Sound Mixer
Sound Dick Vorisek Recording Supervision
Art John Jay Moore Assistant Art Director
Art Tony Walton Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Anna Hill Johnstone Costume Coordinator
Sound Charlie Smalls Songs
Directing Alan Hopkins Second Assistant Director
Directing Burtt Harris First Assistant Director
Sound Robert N. Tucker Jr. Orchestrator
Crew Eugene Powell Scenic Artist
Crew Edward Garzero Scenic Artist
Costume & Make-Up Gloria Gresham Costume Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Robert Laden Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Carl Fullerton Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Michael R. Thomas Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Scott Cunningham Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Allen Weisinger Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Marilyn Putnam Wardrobe Assistant
Costume & Make-Up George Newman Wardrobe Assistant
Costume & Make-Up William A. Farley Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Ted Long Hairstylist
Directing Lynne Twentyman Script Supervisor
Production Grace Blake Production Office Coordinator
Camera James A. Contner Camera Operator
Camera Jack Priestley Second Unit Director of Photography
Sound Jack Fitzstephens Sound Supervisor
Sound Jack Fitzstephens Music Editor
Sound Stan Bochner Sound Editor
Sound Marc Laub Sound Editor
Sound Hal Levinsohn Sound Editor
Sound Al Nahmias Sound Editor
Sound Ronald Roose Sound Editor
Editing Angelo Corrao Assistant Editor
Editing Marlayna Franklin Assistant Editor
Lighting Norman Leigh Gaffer
Camera Kenneth Goss Key Grip
Crew Al Griswold Special Effects
Art Connie Brink Property Master