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Akeelah and the Bee

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In Theaters: April 28, 2006

PG | Drama | 1h 52m

Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer) is a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya (Angela Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne); her principal Mr. Welch (Curtis Armstrong) 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 neighborhood who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl.
Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villareal, Sean Michael Afable, Sahara Garey
Director: Doug Atchison
Studio: Lions Gate Films
Producer(s): Daniel Llewelyn, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Romersa, Nancy Hult Ganis, Sid Ganis
Writer(s): Doug Atchison
Official Site: www.akeelahandthebee.com