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The Wiz

Author: Sidney LumetDiana RossMichael JacksonNipsey RussellRichard PryorAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen version (aspect ratio: 1.85:1)View all editions and formats
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A discontented kindergarten teacher living in Harlem is lost in a blizzard and comes upon the wonderland of Oz. There she meets new friends, tries to find her way home, and finds that her life is not so bad after all.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: Dorothy Gale, (Fictitious character); L Frank Baum
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney Lumet; Diana Ross; Michael Jackson; Nipsey Russell; Richard Pryor; Lena Horne; Ted Ross; Charles Small; William F Brown; L Frank Baum; Universal Pictures (Firm); Motown Record Corporation.; Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0783233493 9780783233499
OCLC Number: 48822541
Language Note: English language soundtrack (4.0 surround) with optional subtitles in English and French ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Widescreen version (aspect ratio: 1.85:1).
Based on the play by William F. Brown.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1978.
Special features include: documentary, Wiz on down the road ; scene selections ; production notes ; cast & filmmakers' biographies ; theatrical trailer ; web links.
MPAA rating: G.
Credits: Songs, Charles Smalls ; music, Quincy Jones ; choreography, Louis Johnson ; director of photography, Oswald Morris ; executive producer, Ken Harper ; editor, Dede Allen.
Cast: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsy Russell, Richard Pryor, Lena Horne, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Theresa Merritt, Thelma Carpenter.
Description: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Wiz on down the road.
Wiz (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Universal ; a Motown production ; screenplay by Joel Schumacher ; produced by Rob Cohen ; directed by Sidney Lumet.

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A discontented kindergarten teacher living in Harlem is lost in a blizzard and comes upon the wonderland of Oz. There she meets new friends, tries to find her way home, and finds that her life is not so bad after all.

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