The Wiz


Main Details
Premiere Date 1978-10-24
Alternative Titles
  • Виз (Russian)
Category Feature Film
Director Sidney Lumet
Producer Rob Cohen
Screenplay Joel Schumacher
Based on the Novel L. Frank Baum
Based on the Musical William F. Brown
Music Nickolas Ashford
Music Anthony Jackson (2)
Music Quincy Jones
Music Valerie Simpson
Music Charlie Smalls
Music Luther Vandross
Cinematographer Oswald Morris
Editor Dede Allen
Production Company Motown Productions
Distributor Universal Pictures
Cast Diana Ross as Dorothy Gale
Cast Michael Jackson as Scarecrow
Cast Nipsey Russell as Tin Man
Cast Ted Ross as Cowardly Lion / Fleetwood Coupe DeVille
Cast Richard Pryor as Herman Smith / The Wiz
Cast Lena Horne as Glinda the Good Witch of the South
Cast Mabel King as Evillene the Wicked Witch of the West
Cast Thelma Carpenter as Miss One the Good Witch of the North
Cast Theresa Merritt as Shelby Gale / Aunt Em
Cast Stanley Greene as Uncle Henry
Cast Clinton Jackson as Green Footman #1
Cast Glory Van Scott as Rolls Royce Lady
Cast Johnny Brown as Aunt Em's Party
Cast Mariann Aalda as Aunt Em's Party
Cast Billie Allen as Aunt Em's Party
Cast Willie C. Carpenter as Aunt Em's Party


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