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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
Director:Doug Atchison
Producer:Sidney Ganis, Danny Llewelyn, Michael Romersa, Laurence Fishburne, Nancy Hult Ganis
Writer:Doug Atchison
Distributor:Lionsgate Releasing

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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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