20th Century Oz (1976)

Genres - Fantasy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure, Fantasy Comedy  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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In this 1976 Australian retelling of The Wizard of Oz, two teens are dancing at a rural gathering when the girl Dorothy (Joy Dunstan) is knocked unconscious. In her delirium, she imagines she is hitchhiking to attend the final concert of a rock star known as "The Wizard" (Graham Matters). All the characters from the classic children's tale appear on her journey, transformed into modern-day Australian characters. The Scarecrow is a somewhat dim-witted surfer-lad (in Australian lingo, a "surfie"), a cowardly biker is, of course, the Cowardly Lion, and so on. This musical is not designed for younger children, and is instead suitable for mature teens and young adults.

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concert, fantasy-world, rock-star, accident, delirium, biker, boutique, hitchhiker, mechanic, surfing, truckdriver