Description: An inspirational drama, Akeelah and the Bee is the story of Akeelah Anderson (Palmer), a precocious eleven-year old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother (Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contest, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Fishburne), her principal Mr. Welch (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 united her neighborhood who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl. (Lionsgate)


Production Company Out of the Blue... Entertainment, Reactor Films, Cinema Gypsy Productions, Lionsgate Films, 2929 Productions, Starbucks Entertainment, Spelling Bee Productions Inc.
Release Date Apr 28, 2006
Duration 1 h 52 m
Rating PG
Tagline Changing the world... one word at a time.
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