Release Date: April 28, 2006 (limited)
On DVD/VOD: August 29, 2006
1h 52m | Drama
Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer) is 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.
|Studio:||Lions Gate Films|
|Producer(s):||Daniel Llewelyn, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Romersa, Nancy Hult Ganis, Sid Ganis|
|Cast:||Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villareal, Sean Michael Afable, Sahara Garey|