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Akeelah and the Bee (2006) - Movie Details

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Drama
112 min.
Release Date
April 28, 2006
DVD Release Date
August 29, 2006 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
112 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG for some language

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... Full synopsis »

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