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Title Akeelah and the bee / Lionsgate, 2929 Productions and Starbucks Entertainment present an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; produced by Laurence Fishburne, Sidney Ganis, Nancy Hult, Daniel Llewelyn, Michael Romersa ; written and directed by Doug Atchison.
Pub Info Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2006.
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Edition Widescreen [ed.].
Descript 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
two dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Det DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Note English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Cast Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett.
Credits Director of photography, David Mullen ; editor, Glenn Farr ; music, Aaron Zigman ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, Warren Alan Young.
Audience MPAA rating: PG; for some language.
Summary Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from Dr. Larabee, an English professor, for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of. First Akeelah have to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
Note Special features: Making of 'Akeelah and the bee'; Doug and Keke: two peas in a pod; Inside the mind of Akeelah; Gag reel; Deleted scenes; Trailers.
Subject Spelling bees -- Drama.
School children -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Self-esteem in children -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Genre Feature films.
Children's films.
Melodrama, American.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Melodramas (Drama)
DVD-Video discs.
Add Author Palmer, Keke. Actor.
Bassett, Angela. Actor.
Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961- Production personnel. Actor.
Ganis, Sid. Production personnel.
Hult, Nancy. Production personnel.
Llewelyn, Daniel. Production personnel.
Romersa, Michael. Production personnel.
Atchison, Doug. Screenwriter. Director.
Lions Gate Home Entertainment.
2929 Productions (Firm)
Starbucks Entertainment (Firm)
Out of the Blue Entertainment (Firm)
Reactor Films.
Cinema Gypsy Productions.
Stndrd # 031398195962
Music # 19596 Lions Gate Home Entertainment
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