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L. Frank Baum (novel)
Barry Mahon (writer)
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Release Date:
31 October 1969 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
so many thrills you'll be _OZIFIED_! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Chan Mahon ... Tip (as Channy Mahon)
Al Joseph ... The Tin-Woodman
George Wadsworth ... The Pumpkinhead
Michael R. Thomas ... The Scarecrow (as Mike Thomas)
Gil Fields ... The Wogglebug
Zisca Baum ... Mombi (as Zisca)
Caroline Berner ... Gen. Jinjur
Hilary Lee Gaess ... Glinda the Good
Joy Webb ... Ozma
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Menard ... The Gump (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Barry Mahon 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
L. Frank Baum  novel "The Marvelous Land of Oz"
Barry Mahon  writer

Produced by
Barry Mahon .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Linsenmann 
 
Cinematography by
Barry Mahon 
 
Film Editing by
Steve Cuiffo 
 
Production Design by
Ray Menard 
 
Makeup Department
Tom Brumberger .... makeup artist
Michael R. Thomas .... makeup artist (as Mike Thomas)
Michael R. Thomas .... character makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David M. Lang .... camera operator (as David Lang)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Penni Praigg .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Eugene Ventresca .... music arranger (as Gene Ventresca)
 
Other crew
Clelle Mahon .... script supervisor
 

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72 min | USA:55 min (Jeffrey C. Hogue cut)
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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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Keep your finger on fast-forward and you might survive this atrocity, 17 February 2014
Author: PKazee from New York

OK, so this has its moments of "so bad, it's good", but they are much too few and far between. Try sitting through even the short version without fast-forwarding only if you are in need of sleep or seriously enjoy self-inflicted pain. Otherwise, fans of even the worst cinematic dreck should simply watch the 1st five or six minutes of this to capture the flavor of the fiasco, and then scan forward to scenes where new characters are introduced. Or better yet, look for the sampler reel currently available on youtube. "Highlights" of the film include the unbelievably horrible line readings of the lead child actor (the son of director Barry Mahon), the first poorly-timed "moo" of the paper-mache cow (actually just the head of a cow), the "why am I even here" lethargy of poorly-recorded "The Pumpkinhead", and - I suppose - the flying, talking reindeer and the "The Wogglebug". And, oh yes, the mini-skirted army of Gen. Jinjur, actresses that were likely borrowed from the cast of the two adult features Mahon was making (FANNY HILL MEETS THE RED BARON and FANNY HILL MEETS DR. EROTICO) around the very same time that this film was in production.

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