Akeelah and the Bee
|Rating:||PG (for some language)|
|Release Date:||April 28, 2006|
|Running time:||112 minutes|
|Cast:||Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer, Jeff Marlow, Sara Niemietz|
|Producer:||Sidney Ganis, Danny Llewelyn, Michael Romersa, Laurence Fishburne, Nancy Hult Ganis|
Description: 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.
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