U certificateThe Wiz is a Film programme that first aired in 1978 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Wiz is a 2 star programme


The Wiz (1978)

Directed by
Sidney Lumet

Screen version of the Broadway musical which re-imagines The Wizard of Oz with an all-black cast. A Harlem schoolteacher is whisked off to a fantastic land that looks suspiciously like Manhattan. Diana Ross plays the part of Dorothy.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 130 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1978

2/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Richard Pryor...The Wiz
Diana Ross...Dorothy
Michael Anthony Jackson...Scarecrow
Nipsey Russell...Tinman
Ted Ross...Lion /The Wiz Singers Adult Choir
Mabel King...Evillene
Theresa Merritt...Aunt Em
Thelma Carpenter...Miss One
Lena Horne...Glinda the Good
Stanley Greene...Uncle Henry
Clyde J. Barrett...Subway Peddler
Derrick Bell...The Four Crows
Roderick-Spencer Sibert...The Four Crows
Kashka Banjoko...The Four Crows
Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens...The Four Crows