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Akeelah and the Bee

black people spelling spelling bee

Akeelah and the Bee

Release Date: April 28, 2006

Year    :   2006
Slogan    :   «Changing the world... one word at a time.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Lions Gate Films, 2929 Productions, Out of the Blue... Entertainment, Starbucks Entertainment, Cinema Gypsy Productions
Director    :   Doug Atchison
Producers    :   Laurence Fishburne, Jaki Brown, Kim Coleman, Aisha Coley, Mark Cuban, Mike Upton, Jennifer Booth, Nancy Hult Ganis, Jules Carideo, Kent Kubena, Danny Llewelyn
Writers    :   Doug Atchison
RunTime    :   112 mins.
Budget    :   8000000
Revenue    :   18948425

Akeelah is a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite her mother's objections, 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.

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