Sidney Lumet's The Wiz is the film version of the popular Broadway musical that retells L. Frank Baum's classic novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz through the eyes of a young African-American kindergarten teacher who's "never been below 125th Street." The movie stars Diana Ross as Dorothy, Richard Pryor as The Wiz, Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow and Nipsey Russell as the Tin Man.
Cast: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell,
Lena Horne, Ted Ross, and Mabel King
Runtime: 133 min
Release Year: 1978
Director: Sidney Lumet
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