41 user 10 critic

The Witches of Oz 

1:46 | Trailer
Dorothy Gale discovers that her best selling novels are actually based on suppressed childhood memories of her time in Oz, and that she may be in danger of experiencing it all over again.









Series cast summary:
Paulie Rojas Redding ...  Dorothy Gale 2 episodes, 2011
Eliza Swenson ...  Billie Westbrook / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Billy Boyd ...  Nick Chopper 2 episodes, 2011
Lance Henriksen ...  Henry Gale 2 episodes, 2011
Jeffrey Combs ...  Frank 2 episodes, 2011
Ari Zagaris Ari Zagaris ...  Allen 2 episodes, 2011
Mia Sara ...  Princess Langwidere 2 episodes, 2011
Sean Astin ...  Frack 2 episodes, 2011
Ethan Embry ...  Frick 2 episodes, 2011
Noel Thurman ...  Glinda 2 episodes, 2011
Christopher Lloyd ...  The Wizard of Oz 2 episodes, 2011
Sarah Lieving ...  The Wicked Witch of the East 2 episodes, 2011
Learn more

More Like This 

Pretty Pretty (2013)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Pretty Pretty is an essay about the values of beauty and the sublime. It is presented in three short stories and has an introduction and a conclusion to it.

Director: Juliana Sorelli
Stars: Lauren Avery, Aj English, Mia Sara
Lost in Oz (TV Movie 2002)
Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A 20-something woman leads a revolt against the powers that be in the mythical otherworld Oz.

Director: Mick Garris
Stars: Melissa George, Colin Egglesfield, Mia Sara
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The bones of a giant are discovered. This turns Jack Robinson's life upside down as he learns the truth behind the fairy tale and how he can fix his greedy ancestor's mistakes.

Stars: Matthew Modine, Vanessa Redgrave, Mia Sara
Adventure | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In 1886, a French marine biologist aboard an American warship is scouring the Atlantic Ocean in search of a sea monster that routinely attacks and sinks passing ships.

Stars: Michael Caine, Patrick Dempsey, Mia Sara
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara
Birds of Prey (2002–2003)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the future, long after the Batman has driven himself into exile, his legacy lives on in the form of the Birds of Prey--Black Canary, Oracle, and the Huntress.

Stars: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The disgruntled wife of a cheating husband takes off on a road trip with her husband's mistress. The two women pick up a hitchhiker who may or may not be a robber and murderer on the run ... See full summary »

Director: J.S. Cardone
Stars: Gil Bellows, Michelle Forbes, Mia Sara
Transmorphers (Video 2007)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.7/10 X  

A race of alien robots have conquered Earth and forced humanity underground. After 400 years, a small group of humans develop a plan to defeat the mechanical invaders in the ultimate battle between man and machine.

Director: Leigh Scott
Stars: Matthew Wolf, Amy Weber, Shaley Scott
Turn of Faith (2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The story of three friends who grew up in the same tough neighborhood and chose three very different paths. Joey became a cop, Frank became a priest, and Bobby went into the family business... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott
Stars: Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mia Sara, Costas Mandylor
Tinseltown (TV Short 2007)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The lives of a gay couple as they try to balance their work, their relationship, their family and their lives in Hollywood.

Directors: Bill Barretta, Brian Henson
Stars: Bill Barretta, Paul Butcher, Brian Henson
The Maddening (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Burt Reynolds finally goes completely insane in this psycho-horror flick about a deranged father who'll stop at nothing to protect his family's secrets.

Director: Danny Huston
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson, Mia Sara
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Victoria is a dealer in the most dangerous game. Playing conveniently into her hand is her husband and his partner, two of the dirtiest cops on the force. Gunning for her is a seductive ... See full summary »

Director: Scott McGinnis
Stars: Clayton Rohner, Mia Sara, Tim Daly


The Witches of Oz follows the exploits of the grown Dorothy Gale, now a successful children's book author, as she moves from Kansas to present day New York City. Dorothy quickly learns that her popular books are based on repressed childhood memories, and that the wonders of Oz are very, very real. When the Wicked Witch of the West shows up in Times Square, Dorothy must find the inner courage to stop her. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Action | Comedy | Fantasy


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


The flying monkeys were nearly one hundred percent practical, hand sewn and armored by the creature effects team (and a few stragglers, like the Wardrobe Designer and Production Supervisor) using old Hollywood techniques and cues from Jim Henson. CGI wings were added in post-production to round out their fierce, menacing look. See more »


Billie Westbrook: You made me cry.
See more »

Alternate Versions

An alternative cut of the film was released theatrically in 2012. See more »


Version of The Wizard of Oz (1933) See more »

User Reviews

Didn't do anything for me
6 July 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

To start things off, I was not expecting any kind of adaptation or even a re-imagining. Just something decent. I was also dubious though, considering The Witches of Oz was airing on the SyFy Channel, save a few exceptions, a lot of stuff on there is not bothering with in my view.

Thanks to costume and set design that is a notch above to most projects on the SyFy Channel and the appearance of Lance Henrikssen, The Witches of Oz could have been much worse. But in all honesty, is that saying much? Not for me.

Apparently there were over 1,400 visual effects. Okay, that is a sort of impressive number though I don't think The Witches of Oz needed that many. It wasn't the quantity of the effects I was looking to, it was the quality of them. While not as crude as some effects I seen compared to some of the other output that airs on the channel, the quality of the effects I don't think are that good, they are often lacking in clarity and sharpness.

The lighting doesn't help much either. Some scenes are dimly lit and make some of the production values seem flat. As for the story, I liked the idea and I admit I was kind of looking forward to what they were going to do with it, however it didn't engage me, I found The Witches of Oz rather sluggishly paced and also that some scenes dragged on for too long. The characters are not written very well at all, and I cared for very few of them, even Toto.

The writing is also stilted, often in a horrendous sense, the direction is perhaps too relaxed that it becomes rather dull and the acting ranges from overplayed to wooden. The worst offenders in both these categories in my opinion are Sean Astin, trying to give his material and bad material some life but ending up overdoing it quite wildly, and the girl who plays Dorothy, who is incredibly unanimated and wooden. Christopher Lloyd is also criminally underused.

Overall, didn't entirely hate it but it didn't do anything for me, sorry. 3/10 Bethany Cox

30 of 46 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 41 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »






Release Date:

5 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Witches of Oz See more »

Filming Locations:

Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Palace / Imaginarium See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Recently Viewed