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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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4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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

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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Take a trip down the highway with Dorothy See more »


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R | See all certifications »
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September 1977 (USA)  »

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20th Century Oz  »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This movie is a modern reworking and rock and roll version of L. Frank Baum's 'The Wizard of Oz'. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dorothy: Fame and fortune... really FUCKS YOU UP!
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Connections

Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Livin' in the Land of Oz (Final Reprise)
Performed by Ross Wilson
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What a Hoot
18 May 2001 | by (Seattle, USA) – See all my reviews

Great fun for an evening on the sofa. Don't expect Academy Award stuff with this but it will leave you with a smile. The performance by Bruce Spence is truly good. The soundtrack shows off some great old Australian talent. Check out this and other true Aussie films.


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