Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

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.

  • Doug Atchison
  • Doug Atchison
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  • Views: 9
  • Release Date: 2006-04-28
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 112
  • Revenue: $18,948,425
  • Budget: $8,000,000

Eddie Steeples


Tzi Ma

Mr. Chiu

Laurence Fishburne

Dr. Larabee

Keke Palmer


Dalia Phillips

Ms. Cross

Craig Wasson

Ted Saunders

Jeff Marlow

District Judge

Lee Garlington

Regional Judge

Wolfgang Bodison

Akeelah's Father

Fay Hauser

Woman on TV

Jack Ong

Korean Grocer
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