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The Wonderful Land of Oz (1969)

Running away from his evil guardian Mombi, Tip runs off to the Emerald City, where he gets caught up in a palace coup with the Army of Revolt.

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Cast overview:
Chan Mahon ...
Tip (as Channy Mahon)
Allen Joseph ...
The Tin-Woodman (as Al Joseph)
George Wadsworth ...
Michael R. Thomas ...
The Scarecrow (as Mike Thomas)
Gil Fields ...
Zisca Baum ...
Mombi (as Zisca)
Caroline Berner ...
Hilary Lee Gaess ...
Joy Webb ...
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After his witch guardian Mombi threatens to turn him into a statue, young Tip decides to run off to Emerald City with his newly-animated companion, Jack. Along the way, he meets up with Genral Jinjur, leader of the Army of Revolt, who takes Tip prisoner as she marches her troops to take over the Emerald City. Tip escapes to warn the scarecrow, now the ruler of the city, and together they leave to find the Tin Woodsman and form their own army. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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so many thrills you'll be _OZIFIED_! See more »


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The actors playing Jellia Jamb (translator/attendant) and Omby Amby (the soldier who can't find his bullets) were hired for one day only and paid in cash, so Mahon never got their names, even though they have speaking parts. See more »

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Version of The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) See more »

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I'm a Scaredy Cat
Written by Loonis McGlohon
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Way Down The Yellow Brick Road!
5 September 2006 | by (Rohnert Park, CA) – See all my reviews

This mess was actually advertised as having "So Many Thrills You'll Be OZIFIED." Stupefied is more like it. Made by slumming soft-porn schlockmeister Barry Mahon, and starring his talent-free son Channy, it's like watching Ed Wood's idea of a children's film. And even THAT'S too high a praise. Based on one of the later OZ books, it throws in several pathetic songs which would have stopped the 'narrative' cold--had there been one to begin with. Even the supporting cast hasn't the heart to liven things up by mugging shamelessly--all they do is recite their lines off cue cards, all the time looking as if they'd rather be anywhere else. And so will you, after about five minutes. This film was exhumed for DVD a couple of years ago, paired with (believe it or not) an even worse co-feature, Mahon's poverty-row rendition of "Jack And The Beanstalk." Filmed at a now-defunct Florida amusement park, called 'Pirate's World', it can't honestly be said that "Jack", awful as it is, makes "OZ" look good by comparison, but it IS even funnier. Watch both at your own risk!


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