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Akeelah and the Bee Movie

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Summary:
Akeelah Anderson is a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya, 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 and in turn unites her neighborhood.

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Cast:
Keke Palmer (as Akeelah )
Laurence Fishburne (as Dr. Larabee )
Angela Bassett (as Tanya )
Curtis Armstrong (as Mr. Welch )
J.R. Villarreal (as Javier )
Sean Michael (as Dylan )
Sahara Garey (as Georgia )
Lee Thompson Young (as Devon )
Jumper Lark (as Young Reporter )
Julito McCullum (as Terrence )
Erica Hubbard (as Kiana )
Eddie Steeples (as Derrick-T )
Dalia Phillips (as Ms. Cross )
Tzi Ma (as Mr. Chiu )
Jeris Poindexter (as Steve )

Directed By: Doug Atchison
Written By: Doug Atchison
Produced By: Lions Gate

Release Date (US): April 28th, 2006

Length of Movie: 1h 52min

MPAA Rating: PG for some language

Budget: $

Opening Weekend: $6,011,585

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1. Aaron Zigman - "A.K.E.E.L.A.H."
2. The Spinners - "Rubberband Man"
3. The Staple Singers - "Respect Yourself"
4. Jackson 5 - "ABC"
5. Al Green - "L.O.V.E. (Love)"
6. Curtis Mayfield And The Impressions - "People Get Ready"
7. Brothers Johnson - "STOMP"
8. Aretha Franklin - "Respect"
9. Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes - "Wake Up Everybody"
10. Aaron Zigman - "Prestidigitation"
11. Keke Palmer - "All My Girlz"
12. Heather Small - "Proud"
13. Aaron Zigman - "Scrabble 1"
14. RES - "To Empower"
15. Aaron Zigman - "Scrabble 2"
16. Erica Rivera - "Let Your Baby Go"

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