Akeelah and the Bee (PG)

Drama 112 April 28, 2006

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.

Doug Atchison Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer, Jeff Marlow, Sara Niemietz, Eddie Steeples Doug Atchison Sidney Ganis, Danny Llewelyn, Michael Romersa, Laurence Fishburne, Nancy Hult Ganis Lionsgate Releasing

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