The Wiz (1978)

Wiz
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating G
Runtime 2hr 13mins.
Genres Adventure, Fantasy, Musical
Keywords animal
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Diana Ross Actor Dorothy 1 1000001
Michael Jackson Actor Scarecrow 1 1000002
Nipsey Russell Actor Tin Woodsman 1 1000003
Ted Ross Actor Lion 1 1000004
Mabel King Actor Evillene 1 1000005
Theresa Merritt Actor Aunt Em 1 1000006
Thelma Carpenter Actor Miss One 1 1000007
Lena Horne Actor Glinda the Good 1 1000008
Richard Pryor Actor The Wiz 1 1000009
Stanley Greene Actor Uncle Henry 1 1000010
Clyde Barrett Actor Subway Peddler 1 1000011
Derrick Bell Actor Crow 1 1000012
Roderick Sibert Actor Crow 1 1000013
Kashka Banjoko Actor Crow 1 1000014
Ronald Stevens Actor Crow 1 1000015
Tony Brealond Actor Gold Footman 1 1000016
Joe Lynn Actor Gold Footman 1 1000017
Clinton Jackson Actor Green Footman 1 1000018
Charles Rodriguez Actor Green Footman 1 1000019
Carlton Johnson Actor Head Winkie 1 1000020
Ted Williams Actor 1st Munchkin 1 1000021
Mabel Robinson Actor 2nd Munchkin 1 1000022
Damon Pearce Actor 3rd Munchkin 1 1000023
Donna Ingram Actor 4th Munchkin 1 1000024
Harry Madsen Actor Cheetah 1 1000025
Gloria Van Scott Actor Rolls-Royce Lady 1 1000026
Vicki Baltimore Actor Green Lady 1 1000027
Carlos Cleveland Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000028
Mariann Aalda Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000029
Aaron Boddie Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000030
Gay Faulkner Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000031
Ted Butler Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000032
T Skinner Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000033
Jamie Perry Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000034
Daphne McWilliams Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000035
Douglas Berring Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000036
James Shaw Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000037
Johnny Brown Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000038
Gyle Waddy Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000039
Dorothy Fox Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000040
Frances Salisbury Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000041
Beatrice Dunmore Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000042
Traci Core Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000043
Donald King Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000044
Claude Brooks Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000045
Billie Allen Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000046
Willie Carpenter Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000047
Denice Dejon Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000048
Kevin Stockton Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000049
Alvin Alexis Actor Aunt Em's Party Guest 1 1000050
Sidney Lumet Director n/a 2 2000001
Rob Cohen Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ken Harper Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Burtt Harris Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Joel Schumacher Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
William Brown Play as Source Material ("The Wiz") 120972 4000002
L. Baum Book as Source Material ("The Wonderful Wizard of Oz") 120888 4000003
Kenneth Utt Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Oswald Morris Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jack Priestly Director of Photography director of photography 2nd unit 120780 6000002
Bill Taylor Photography matte photography 120835 6000003
Dennis Glouner Photography matte photography 120835 6000004
Dede Allen Editor n/a 172 7000001
Charlie Smalls Music (("The Wiz" film)) 120781 8000001
Charlie Smalls Music n/a 120781 8000002
Robert Tucker Music music director 120781 8000003
Quincy Jones Music music adaptation 120781 8000004
Tom Bahler Music Arranger choir arranger 121019 8000005
Tom Bahler Music Conductor n/a 120818 8000006
Jack Fitzstephens Music Editor n/a 214 8000007
Quincy Jones Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000008
Pete Meyers Original Music n/a 120838 8000009
Mendel Balitz Original Music n/a 120838 8000010
Bob Freedman Original Music n/a 120838 8000011
Ralph Ferraro Original Music n/a 120838 8000012
Greig McRitchie Original Music n/a 120838 8000013
Bob Florence Original Music n/a 120838 8000014
Chris Boardman Original Music n/a 120838 8000015
Dick Hazard Original Music n/a 120838 8000016
Wayne Robinson Original Music n/a 120838 8000017
Quincy Jones Original Music n/a 120838 8000018
Charlie Smalls Song songs("The Feeling That We Have" "He's the Wizard" "Soon As I Get Home" "You Can't Win" "Ease on Down the Road" "What Would I Do If I Could Feel" "Slide Some Oil to Me" "I'm a Mean Ole Lion" "Be a Lion" "Emerald City Ballet" "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad 120859 8000019
Luther Vandross Song ("Everybody Rejoice") 120859 8000020
Nickolas Ashford Song songs("Can I Go on Not Knowing" "Is This What Feeling Gets?") 120859 8000021
Valerie Simpson Song songs("Can I Go on Not Knowing" "Is This What Feeling Gets?") 120859 8000022
Quincy Jones Song songs("Can I Go on Not Knowing" "Glinda's Theme" "Poppy Girls" "Emerald City Ballet" "Is This What Feeling Gets?") 120859 8000023
Quincy Jones Song song arranger 120859 8000024
Anthony Jackson Song ("Poppy Girls") 120859 8000025
Mabel King Song Performer ("Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News") 120788 8000026
Theresa Merritt Song Performer ("The Feeling That We Have") 120788 8000027
Diana Ross Song Performer ("Can I Go on Not Knowing" "Soon as I Get Home" "Ease on Down the Road" ""Be a Lion" "Is This What Feeling Gets" "Believe in Yourself") 120788 8000028
Lena Horne Song Performer ("Believe in Yourself") 120788 8000029
Michael Jackson Song Performer ("You Can't Win" "Ease on Down the Road" "Be a Lion" "Emerald City Ballet") 120788 8000031
Nipsey Russell Song Performer ("Ease on Down the Road" "What Would I Do If I Could Feel" "Slide Some Oil to Me" "Be a Lion") 120788 8000032
Ted Ross Song Performer ("Ease on Down the Road" "I'm a Mean Ole Lion" "Be a Lion") 120788 8000033
Thelma Carpenter Song Performer ("He's the Wizard") 120788 8000034
Charlie Smalls Theme Lyrics lyrics(("The Wiz" play)) 120861 8000035
Tony Walton Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Edward Stewart Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Robert Drumheller Set Decorator n/a 165 9000003
Philip Rosenberg Art Director art direction 183 9000004
John Moore Art Director art direction 183 9000005
Guy Costa Consultant special sound consultant 120784 12000001
Tony Walton Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Robert Laden Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Stan Winston Makeup special makeup 353 13000003
James Sabat Sound sound recording 120816 14000001
Richard Vorisek Sound sound rerecording 120816 14000002
Jack Fitzstephens Sound Editor sound editor supervisor 229 14000003
Stan Bochner Sound Editor n/a 229 14000004
Marc Laub Sound Editor n/a 229 14000005
Hal Levinsohn Sound Editor n/a 229 14000006
Al Nahmias Sound Editor n/a 229 14000007
Ronald Roose Sound Editor n/a 229 14000008
Sam Goldrich Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Louis Johnson Choreographer choreography 120803 17000001
Frank Owens Choreographer dance arranger 120803 17000002
Quincy Jones Choreographer dance arranger 120803 17000003
Everett Creach Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Al Griswold Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Albert Whitlock Special Effects special visual effects 168 23000002
Synopsis
One night during a New York City snowstorm, a young African-American kindergarten teacher leaves a large family dinner to chase after her dog. To Dorothy's dismay, she gets swept up by a cyclone and transplanted to the urban version of the land of Oz.