Akeelah And The Bee

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama Family
  • Release year: 2006
  • Running time: 112 min
AKEELAH AND THE BEE is the inspirational story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), an 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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AKEELAH AND THE BEE is the inspirational story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), an 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 as everyone witnesses the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl.

Original Release

04/28/2006

US Release

04/28/2006

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Cast

Directors

Doug Atchison

Writers

Doug Atchison

Cast

Angela Bassett Tanya
Curtis Armstrong Mr. Welch
Laurence Fishburne Dr. Larabee
Keke Palmer Akeelah
Tzi Ma Mr. Chiu
J.R. Villarreal Javier (as JR Villarreal)
Sean Michael Afable Dylan
Lee Thompson Young Devon
Julito McCullum Terrence
Erica Hubbard Kiana
Eddie Steeples Derrick-T
Dalia Phillips Ms. Cross
Jeris Poindexter Steve (as Jeris Lee Poindexter)
Sara Niemietz Polly
George Hornedo Roman
Craig Wasson Ted Saunders
Jeff Marlow District Judge
Lee Garlington Regional Judge
Katie Kerwin McCrimmon Herself
Sidney Ganis Regional Pronouncer (as Sid Ganis)

Producers

Michael Burns Executive Producer
Marc Butan Executive Producer
Mark Cuban Executive Producer
Tom Ortenberg Executive Producer
Michael Paseornek Executive Producer
Helen Sugland Executive Producer
Todd Wagner Executive Producer
Nancy Hult Ganis Producer
Laurence Fishburne Producer
Sidney Ganis Producer
Jaki Brown Producer
Michael Johnson Producer
Kent Kubena Producer
Danny Llewelyn Producer
Dalia Phillips Producer
Michael Romersa Producer
Mike Upton Producer

Editors

Glenn Farr

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