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  • Director Doug Atchison
  • Runtime 1 hour 52 minutes
  • Genre Drama
  • Language English

Akeelah and the Bee

48 members

Changing the world... one word at a time.

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.

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