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The Wiz
5.9 Rating
(98 ratings)
5.2 IMDB rating

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Diana Ross

Diana Ross

Dorothy
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Scarecrow
Ted Ross

Ted Ross

Lion / Fleetwood Coupe de Ville
Mabel King

Mabel King

Evillene
Thelma Carpenter

Thelma Carpenter

Miss One
Lena Horne

Lena Horne

Glinda the Good


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William F. Brown

William F. Brown



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An average movie

3 years, 11 months ago at Aug 12 9:52
Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much from this flick but since I always had a weak spot for Sydney Lumet’s work, I still wanted to check it out. Honestly, I have never been a huge fan of the genre but it is probably one of the worst musicals I have ever seen. At the time, it was the most expensive film musical ever made but it turned out to be a flop and it was universally panned when it was rele... read more

The Wiz

1 month ago at Jun 30 2:48
A musical seems like an absolutely odd choice for a director like Sidney Lumet, a director that was preoccupied with grit and realism. But that eye towards grit and realism made for a unique collaboration with The Wiz, which creates an imagined, fanciful New York, a New York in which graffiti comes alive and dances, and the yellow brick road extends from Harlem to Manhattan and beyond. And the fil... read more
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Description: Dorothy, a twenty-four-year-old kindergarten teacher born, raised, and still working in Harlem, is celebrating Thanksgiving with her extended family, but she doesn't seem to be thankful for much in life. She lives a self-imposed sheltered life; she is shy and unfulfilled. Things change for her when she is caught in a snowstorm while c ... (more)
Release date: 24 October 1978
UPC: 025192053429
Musical (8), Adventure (7), Fantasy (5), Remake (5), Family (4), Based On A Novel (4), Dancing (4), 1970s (3), Amusement Park (3), Library (3), 1978 (3), Politician (3), Crow (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), African American (2), Brooklyn Bridge (2), Shoe (2), SnP (2), Melancholy (2), Statue (2)
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JxSxPx posted a review 1 month ago

The Wiz

“A musical seems like an absolutely odd choice for a director like Sidney Lumet, a director that was preoccupied with grit and realism. But that eye towards grit and realism made for a unique collaboration with The Wiz, which creates an imagined, fanciful New York, a New York in which graffiti comes alive and dances, and the yellow brick road extends from Harlem to Manhattan and beyond. And the film offers Lumet a chance to explore his favorite subject, New York City, in a new prism.

It’s a mystery to me why this film has such a terrible wide reputation, consider me part of the cult following. It’s not perfect, but it’s an excuse to watch Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Lena Horne, Mabel King, and numerous other great talents sing, dance, and deliver comedic bits. If that’s n” read more

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An average movie

“Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much from this flick but since I always had a weak spot for Sydney Lumet’s work, I still wanted to check it out. Honestly, I have never been a huge fan of the genre but it is probably one of the worst musicals I have ever seen. At the time, it was the most expensive film musical ever made but it turned out to be a flop and it was universally panned when it was released. Personally, I thought the whole thing was terribly misguided and the only interesting thing was to see Michael Jackson as an actor for once and before he became a massive pop star. Indeed, there was actually one scene that I really enjoyed and it was when Michael Jackson was singing solo and displaying his amazing dance moves. In my opinion, there was not much else to enjoy in this flick and” read more

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