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Twentieth Century Oz (1976)

Oz (original title)
Dorothy is a 16-year-old groupie riding with an up-and-coming rock band when, suddenly, their van is in a road accident, and she hits her head. She wakes up in an alternate reality that's ... See full summary »


Chris Löfvén


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


Dorothy is a 16-year-old groupie riding with an up-and-coming rock band when, suddenly, their van is in a road accident, and she hits her head. She wakes up in an alternate reality that's as gritty and realistic as the one she came from, and learns that she killed a young thug with the van. A gay clothier called the Glynn 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, in the city that evening. She is pursed by the thug's brother who attempts to rape her on several occasions. During her journey, she becomes the traveling companion of a dumb surfer, a heartless mechanic, and a tough 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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'The Wizard of Oz' creator L. Frank Baum is uncredited on this film. 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 »


Drummer: We're off to see the fucking Wizard!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Livin' in the Land of Oz (Final Reprise)
Written by Ross Wilson (uncredited)
Performed by Ross Wilson
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We`re off to see the wizard..mate.
10 November 1999 | by ANGRYPILLSSee 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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Release Date:

September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$150,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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