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THE WIZ

Director Sidney Lumet
Year 1978
Starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Nipsey Russell
Run Time 134min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Sidney Lumet directs this version of the classic story, based on the smash Broadway musical.

In it Dorothy is now a shy 24-year-old Harlem kindergarten teacher played by Diana Ross. If that doesn't instantly make you curious enough to catch this insanely bonkers adaptation maybe the rest of the synopsis will: A snowstorm brings her to the mysterious Land of Oz; a sprawling, decaying, nightmarish, and dangerous megalopolis that resembles the physical characteristics of New York City.

Co-starring the late King of Pop Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow and Nipsy Russell as the Tin Man, THE WIZ is about as original and crazy as a musical version of THE WIZARD OF OZ can be.

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