Akeelah and the Bee

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Starring: Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, J.R. Villarreal, Curtis Armstrong, Sahara Garey, Sean Michael, Jumper Lark, Lee Thompson Young, Erica Hubbard, Julito McCullum, Dalia Phillips, Eddie Steeples, Jeris Poindexter

Director: Doug Atchison
Release Date: April 28th, 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
Studio: Lion Gate Films
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Box Office Total: $18,811,135
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Synopsis: 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 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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Laurence Fishburne Joins 'Akeelah And The Bee'

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

Which he is also producing...