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Akeelah and the bee

Author: Laurence FishburneSid GanisNancy HultDaniel LlewelynMichael RomersaAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Drama
Feature films
Children's films
Melodrama, American
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Children's
Melodrama
Youth
Videorecordings
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Fishburne; Sid Ganis; Nancy Hult; Daniel Llewelyn; Michael Romersa; Doug Atchison; Keke Palmer; Angela Bassett; Curtis Armstrong; Lions Gate Films.; 2929 Productions (Firm); Starbucks Entertainment (Firm); Out of the Blue Entertainment (Firm); Reactor Films.; Cinema Gypsy Productions.; Lions Gate Home Entertainment.
OCLC Number: 69953754
Language Note: English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Special features: Making of Akeelah and the bee ; Doug and Keke: two peas in a pod ; Inside the mind of Akeelah ; Keke Palmer "All my girlz" music video ; Gag reel ; Deleted scenes ; Trailers.
Credits: Director of photography, M. David Mullen ; editor, Glenn Farr ; music, Aaron Zigman ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, Warren Alan Young.
Cast: Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Curtis Armstrong.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG; for some language.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Other Titles: Akeelah and the bee (Motion picture)
Responsibility: 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.

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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 has to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.

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