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The Wiz 1978

From Amazon: Directed by Sidney Lumet (Serpico) and penned by Joel Schumacher (Batman and Robin), this lavish 1978 adaptation of the Broadway hit The Wiz was the biggest production filmed in New York City up to that point, utilizing the newly revamped Astoria Studios and locations around the city. Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, and Ted Ross (reprising his Tony-winning role as the Lion) star in this Academy Award-nominated musical for the whole family. The Wiz is probably the grandest take on L. Frank Baum's classic tale The Wizard of Oz. The production team created sets with a sense of urban...

Directed By:
No image existsSidney Lumet
Written By:
No image existsJoel Schumacher
Diana RossDiana Ross
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
No image existsNipsey Russell
No image existsTed Ross
No image existsMabel King
Richard PryorRichard Pryor
No image existsLena Horne
No image existsThelma Carpenter

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The Wiz Movie Review by BillyBob (7/5/2009)

Gag. Retch. Puke.

When it comes to the likes of Movie-Musicals, I don't think they could possibly get any worse than THE WIZ - Or - More expensive.

At $24 million, THE WIZ was, at the time (1978), the most costly Movie-Musical ever made. Over the years it has only ever managed to recover a mere half of its staggering,...

(complete The Wiz review by BillyBob)

The Wiz Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (4/16/2007)

I haven't seen this movie since I was a kid. I remembering not liking it so much then, but I thought I would give it another shot. Unfortunately I was a pretty astute critic even as a kid.

It is a reimagining of 'The Wizard of Oz' as set in New York with an all black cast. Diana Ross plays Dorothy, Michael Jackson is...

(complete The Wiz review by Jessica Film Junkie)

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