Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee
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Akeelah Anderson is a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee; her principal Mr. Welch and the proud residents of her neighborhood. Akeelah's aptitude earns her an...

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Starring

Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer, Jeff Marlow, Sara Niemietz

Production Details

  • MPAA Rating:
    (PG), for some language
  • Run Time:
    1 hr. 52 min.
  • Format(s):
    2D

Synopsis

Akeelah Anderson is a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee; her principal Mr. Welch and the proud residents of her neighborhood. Akeelah's aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and in turn unites her neighbors who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl.

Production Details

  • Run Time
    1 hr. 52 min.
  • In Theaters
    Friday, April 28, 2006-Nationwide
  • MPAA Rating
    (PG), for some language
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Producer(s)
    Sidney Ganis, Danny Llewelyn, Michael Romersa, Laurence Fishburne, Nancy Hult Ganis
  • Director(s)
    Doug Atchison
  • Writer(s)
    Doug Atchison
  • Studio
    Lionsgate Releasing
  • Format(s)
    2D

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