The Wiz Trailer

The Wiz Trailer (1978)

"From the book that's an American tradition… from the smash-hit Broadway show… the entertainment of the year!" 24 October 1978 Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi 134 mins

A Thanksgiving dinner brings a host of family together in a Harlem apartment, where a 24-year-old schoolteacher named Dorothy Gale (Diana Ross) lives with her Aunt Em (Theresa Merritt) and Uncle Henry (Stanley Greene). Extremely introverted, she has, as Aunt Em teases her, "never been south of 125th Street", and refuses to move out and on with her life.

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Diana Ross

as Dorothy

Michael Jackson

as Scarecrow

Ted Ross

as Lion / Fleetwood Coup de Ville

Theresa Merritt

as Aunt Emma

Lena Horne

as Glinda the Good

Richard Pryor

as The Wiz (Herman Smith)

Mabel King

as Evillene

Thelma Carpenter

as Miss One

Stanley Greene

as Uncle Henry


Rob Cohen

Rob Cohen Producer

Kenneth Harper

Kenneth Harper Executive Producer

Berry Gordy

Berry Gordy Executive Producer

Charlie Smalls

Original Music Composer

Tony Walton

Tony Walton Production Design

Oswald Morris

Oswald Morris Director of Photography

International Titles

O Mágico Inesquecível Trailer

The Wiz Trailer

International Releases Dates

Australia 01 January 1979

United States 24 October 1978

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