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Akeelah and the Bee

Changing the world... one word at a time.
Akeelah and the Bee movie. Changing the world... one word at a time.
6.600/10 (14)
Budget: $8,000,000
Revenue: $18,948,425

Akeelah and the Bee Movie
Release Info:
DE 2007-06-05 6
US 2006-04-28 PG
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Overview  Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah participates in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from an English professor named Dr. Larabee for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of -- but only if she can overcome her insecurities and her distracting home life. She also must get past Dr. Larabee's demons, and a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
Genres Drama, Family, Indie,
Duration 112 min.
Manufacturer  Lions Gate Films, 2929 Productions, Out of the Blue... Entertainment, Starbucks Entertainment, Cinema Gypsy Productions,
Countries  US
Language  English,
   
Cast 
Keke Palmer Akeelah
Laurence Fishburne Dr. Larabee
Angela Bassett Tanya
Curtis Armstrong Mr. Welch
J.R. Villarreal Javier
Director

Writing
Doug Atchison Writer

Directing
Doug Atchison
   

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