Akeelah and the Bee
|On DVD:||August 29, 2006|
|Running time:||1h 52m||Genre:||Drama|
Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer) is 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.
|Producer(s):||Daniel Llewelyn, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Romersa, Nancy Hult, Nancy Hult Ganis, Sid Ganis, Sidney Ganis|
|Cast:||Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villareal, Sean Michael Afable, Sahara Garey, Lee Young, Dalia Phillips, Craig Wasson, J.R. Villarreal, Sean Michael, Sara Niemietz, Eddie Steeples, Julito McCullum, Erica Hubbard|