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20th Century Oz (1976)

Oz (original title)
Dorothy is a sixteen-year-old groupie riding with a rock band when, suddenly, the van is in a road accident, and she hits her head. She wakes up in a fantasy world as gritty and realistic ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joy Dunstan ...
Graham Matters ...
Wally / The Wizard / Record Salesman / Tram Conductor / Doorman / Face at Party
Bass Player / Surfie
Michael Carman ...
Drummer / Mechanic
Gary Waddell ...
Guitarist / Bikie
Robin Ramsay ...
Paula Maxwell ...
Ned Kelly ...
Bouncer / Truckie
Lorraine West ...
Beris Underhill ...
Russell Thompson ...
1st Gay
Gino Lattore ...
2nd Gay
Roland Bonnet ...
Jim Slade ...
Martin Allen ...
1st Boy at Dance


Dorothy is a sixteen-year-old groupie riding with a rock band when, suddenly, the van is in a road accident, and she hits her head. She wakes up in a fantasy world as gritty and realistic as the one she came from and learns she killed a young thug in the process. A gay clothier called the Good Fairy gives her a pair of red shoes as a reward to help her see the last concert of the Wizard, an androgynous rock singer. She is pursed by the thug's brother who attempts to rape her on several occasions. She also meets a dumb surfer, a heartless mechanic, and a cowardly biker. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Release Date:

September 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

20th Century Oz  »

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$150,000 (estimated)

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Director Chris Löfvén's introduction to this movie on the DVD is "Dedicated to Lynn Helms 1951-2003". Helms was this film's producer and co-story writer. See more »


When Dorothy asks Greaseball why he didn't help Surfie, the scene cuts to a close up of his face. Prior to the cut, the background shows a built up area, with houses and garbage bins by the side of the roadway. In the close-up, the background suddenly shows a long, sweeping hill on a country road. See more »


Dorothy: Fame and fortune... really FUCKS YOU UP!
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Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Performed by Ross Wilson
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We`re off to see the wizard..mate.
10 November 1999 | by (KIngs Cross,Australia) – See all my reviews

I rented this obscure aussie relic a few years ago to show at a friend`s place and it was an instant success.The classic tale of the wizard of oz with a decidedly cornball 70`s australian twist.The acting isn`t exactly shakespeare society stuff here,but later ,"Mad max"star Bruce Spence is a beautifully understated surfie/scarecrow and there are some wonderfull comic turns by Gary Wadell and Robin Ramsay as a deliciously 70`s camp fairy godmother/father character.Also note the musical contribution from ex-Daddy Cool frontman Ross Wilson on the title song.In a similar vein to later-day aussie comedies such as "Priscilla queen of the desert".Good fun.

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