Akeelah is a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite her mother's objections, 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.

GENRES:  Drama
DIRECTION:  Doug Atchison

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Keke Palmer Akeelah
Laurence Fishburne Dr. Larabee
Angela Bassett Tanya
Curtis Armstrong Mr. Welch
J.R. Villarreal Javier
Sean Michael Afable Dylan
Sahara Garey Georgia
Lee Thompson Young Devon
Julito McCullum Terrence
Erica Hubbard Kiana
Eddie Steeples Derrick-T
Dalia Phillips Ms. Cross

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