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The Wiz

The Wiz
The Wiz
The Wiz
  • G
  • 2h 14m
  • 1978
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Ease on down the yellow-brick road with The Wiz, starring superstars Diana Ross and Michael Jackson! Relive all of the magic of this beloved musical when Dorothy is whisked away to the enchanting wonderland of Oz, where she encounters the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion. The Wiz features spectacular musical numbers from legendary producer Quincy Jones and an all-star cast including Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Nipsey Russell and Ted Ross.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: This workmanlike movie musical lacks the electricity of the stage version (and its cinematic inspiration), but it's bolstered by strong performances by Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Jazzy, family-friendly musical remake of classic film.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this musical retelling of the classic story, The Wizard of Oz, features an all African-American cast and songs with a contemporary (well, 1970s, anyway) flair. The big numbers are catchy, and though some of the villains seem a bit more creepy and threatening than the original film, it's still good, family fun.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date:October 24, 1978
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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