Akeelah and the bee (DVD)

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Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2006].
Full screen.
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1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. 
MPAA rating: PG; for some language.
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General Note
Special features include: making of Akeelah and the bee ; Keke Palmer "All my girlz" music video ; gag reel ; deleted scenes.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, M. David Mullen ; editor, Glenn Farr ; music, Aaron Zigman ; costume designer, Sharen Davis.
Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Curtis Armstrong, Tzi Ma, Lee Thompson Young.
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 will have to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG; for some language.
System Details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0.
English dialog with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Armstrong, C., Zigman, A., Atchison, D., Bassett, A., Fishburne, L., & Palmer, K. (2006). Akeelah and the bee (DVD) (Full screen.). Lionsgate.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Curtis. Armstrong et al.. 2006. Akeelah and the Bee (DVD). Santa Monica, Calif.: Lionsgate.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Curtis. Armstrong et al.. Akeelah and the Bee (DVD) Santa Monica, Calif.: Lionsgate, 2006.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Armstrong, Curtis., et al. Akeelah and the Bee (DVD) Full screen., Lionsgate, 2006.

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