Ganis, Sid., Hult, Nancy., Llewelyn, Daniel., Romersa, Michael., Atchison, Doug., Palmer, Keke., Bassett, Angela.Fishburne, Larry. (Eds.) (2006) Akeelah and the beeSanta Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Home Entertainment,MLA Citation
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Akeelah and the bee [videorecording(DVD)] /
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.
|Names:||Ganis, Sid. | Hult, Nancy. | Llewelyn, Daniel. | Romersa, Michael. | Atchison, Doug. | Palmer, Keke. | Bassett, Angela. | Fishburne, Larry.|
|Published:||Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2006.|
|Topics:||Spelling bees - Drama. | School children - California - Los Angeles - Drama. | Self-esteem in children - California - Los Angeles - Drama. | Feature films. | Children's films. | Melodrama, American. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.|
|Physical Description:||1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
|System Details:||DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
|Language Note:||English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
|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 has to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
|Performer:||Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Chris Armstrong.
|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.
2929 Entertainment (Firm)
Starbucks Entertainment (Firm)
Out of the Blue Entertainment (Firm)
Cinema Gypsy Productions.
Lions Gate Home Entertainment.