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An inspirational drama, Akeelah and the Bee is the story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya (Angela Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contests, ... Read More

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

  • Actors: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal
  • Directors: Doug Atchison
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested, some content may not be suitable for younger viewers)
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • DVD Release Date: August 29, 2006
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
    • Store Only: Yes
    • Product type: Video
    • Format: DVD
    • Release Date: Jun 17, 2009
    • UPC: 31398195962 , 9781400315680
    • Height: 0.7
    • Width: 7.5
    • Length: 5.4
    • Language: English

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