Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer(s): L. Frank Baum, William F. Brown
Starring: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Theresa Merritt, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Stanley Greene, Clyde J. Barrett, Derrick Bell, Roderick-Spencer Sibert, Kashka Banjoko, Ronald ‘Smokey’ Stevens, Tony Brealord, Joe Lynn, Clinton Jackson, Charles Rodriguez, Carlton Johnson, Ted Williams, Mabel Robinson, Damon Pearce, Donna Patrice Ingram, Harry Madsen, Glory Van Scott, Vicki Baltimore, Carlos Cleveland, Mariann Aalda, Aaron Boddie, Gay Faulkner, Ted Butler, T.B. Skinner, Jamie Perry, Daphne McWilliams, H. Douglas Berring, James Shaw, Johnny Brown, Gyle Waddy, Dorothi Fox, Frances Salisbury, Beatrice Dunmore, Traci Core, Donald King, Claude Brooks, Billie Allen, Willie C. Carpenter, Denice De Jon Nortez, Kevin Stockton, Alvin Alexis, Adrienne Albert, Alfa K. Anderson, Joshie Armstead, Patti Austin, Clare Janice Bathe, Eric Butler, Tom Bähler, Vivian Cherry, Kacey Cisyk, Steve Clayton, Kay Coleman, Charles Collins, Jenny Cooke, T.J. Cooke, Ron Dante, Billy Davis, Darrell Davis, Jules S. Davis, Sharon Davis, Christopher Dean, William Eaton, Melvin W. Edmondson, Camille Farrell, Mike Farrell, Steve Feldman, Roberta Flack, Bobby Floyd, Frank Floyd, Antonia French, Arthur French, Nancy Gilliam, Robin Givens, Bryon Gray, Diva Gray, Mike Gray, Milt Grayson, Gordon Grody, Lani Groves, Gwen Guthrie, Susan Hamilton, Mike Hayes, Julio Herrara, Jake Holmes, Cissy Houston, Rhetta Hughes, Petra Johnson, Martina Jones, Quincy Jones, Kenny Karen, Jerry Keller, Christine Langner, David Lasley, Yvonne Lewis, Mary Lombardi, Kim Magloire, Tommy Malcolm, Bill Marine, Barbara Massey, Ullanda McCullough, Debbie McDuffie, Chuck McGruder, June McGruder, Helen Miles, Leslie Miller, Melanie Moore, Janice Papalos, Janice Pendarvis, Leon Pendarvis, Dennis Perren, Randy Peyton, Curtis Price, Neil Raber, Gerrard Randall, David Reed, Claudia Ricks, Ermundo Russell, Annette Sanders, Zachary Sanders, Ray Simpson, Raymond Simpson, Tamy Smith, Renel Stafford, Fred Stark, Susan Stephenson, Maeretha Stewart, Grady Tate, Jean Thomas, Mariama Thomas, Mia Thomas, Duke Thorbs, Alfonzo Thornton, Luther Vandross, Táta Vega, Bill Walker, Dawn Walker, Joey Ward, Brenda White, Beurice Whitehead, Kenny Williams, Mollena Williams, Janet Wright
Synopsis: An adaptation of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.
Note: Tony Brealord was listed as Tony Brealond in the actual credits, but there is also an actor a Broadway actor named Toney Brealond who appears in Comeback Charleston Blue and I think they might all be the same person.
Release Date: October 24, 1978 (USA) | Length: 134 min | Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical | Rating: G