Akeelah and the Bee
Rated PG
Box Office: $18.8 Million


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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 who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl.

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UPC: 031398195962
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UPC: 031398262046
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PRINCIPAL CAST:   Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer, Eddie Steeples, Curtis Armstrong, Sahara Garey, Dalia Phillips, J.R. Villarreal, Sara Niemietz, Sean Michael, Tzi Ma, Erica Hubbard, George Hornedo, Lee Thompson Young

DIRECTOR:   Doug Atchison

PRODUCER:   Michael Romersa, Daniel Llewelyn, Nancy Hult, Laurence Fishburne, Sidney Ganis

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:   Helen Sugland, Michael Paseornek, Marc Butan, Mark Cuban, Todd Wagner

BOX OFFICE   $18.8 Million

GENRE   Drama/Family

RATING   Rated PG some language

RUN TIME   112 Minutes

STUDIO   Lionsgate