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Akeelah and the Bee
Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), from south Los Angeles, has a talent for words. In spite of the objections of her mother Wanda (Angela Bassett), Keke enters a spelling contest. Her gift takes her to compete in the National Spelling Bee, the most famous competition of its kind in the world. On the way, she is helped by a forthright, mysterious teacher, Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne) and a cast of colorful characters from the community.
Drama / Family
113 min
2006
PG
Lionsgate
English
VUDU Community
4.2
TOMATOMETER
84%
Cast & Crew
 
Doug Atchison
Doug Atchison
Director
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
Dr. Larabee
Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett
Tanya
Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer
Akeelah
Curtis Armstrong
Curtis Armstrong
Mr. Welch
J.R. Villareal
J.R. Villareal
Javier
Sean Michael Afable
Sean Michael Afable
Dylan
Sahara Garey
Sahara Garey
Georgia
Lee Thompson Young
Lee Thompson Young
Devon
Julito McCullum
Julito McCullum
Terrence
Erica Hubbard
Erica Hubbard
Kiana
Eddie Steeples
Eddie Steeples
Derrick-T
Dalia Phillips
Dalia Phillips
Ms. Cross
Tzi Ma
Tzi Ma
Mr. Chiu
Jeris Poindexter
Jeris Poindexter
Steve
Wolfgang Bodison
Wolfgang Bodison
Akeelah's Father
Craig Wasson
Craig Wasson
Ted Saunders
Lee Garlington
Lee Garlington
Regional Judge
Fay Hauser
Fay Hauser
Woman On Tv
Jack Ong
Jack Ong
Korean Grocer
Lauren Sanchez
Lauren Sanchez
Reporter
Bonita Friedericy
Bonita Friedericy
Volunteer
Brittany Curran
Brittany Curran
District Speller #1
Corina Boettger
Corina Boettger
Red-Haired Girl
Eric Don
Eric Don
Regional Speller #1
Julia Kelleher
Julia Kelleher
Regional Speller #2
Sid Ganis
Sid Ganis
Producer
Nancy Hult Ganis
Nancy Hult Ganis
Producer
Daniel Llewelyn
Daniel Llewelyn
Producer
Michael Romersa
Michael Romersa
Producer