Akeelah and the bee [videorecording] / Lionsgate, 2929 Productions and Starbucks Entertainment present an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc
DVDs | Lions Gate Home Entertainment | c2006 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD A DRAMA) plus 2 more
Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, c2006.
1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
In English, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett.
Producers, Laurence Fishburne, Sidney Ganis, Nancy Hult, Daniel Llewelyn, Michael Romersa ; writer/director, Doug Atchison ; director of photography, David Mullen ; editor, Glenn Farr ; music, Aaron Zigman.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
MPAA rating: PG; for some language.
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 and moves on to the next levels of competition.
Special features: making of 'Akeelah and the bee'; Doug and Keke: two peas in a pod; Inside the mind of Akeelah; gag reel; deleted scenes; trailers.
MW, 8-06; Gift, 9-06(add)
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