Akeelah and the bee

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Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961- film producer,
Ganis, Sid, film producer.
Hult, Nancy, film producer.
Llewelyn, Daniel, film producer.
Romersa, Michael, film producer.
Santa Monica, CA :
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (approximately 112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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DVD Akeelah
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031398195962, 031398197799, 00031398200017, 00031398195962


General Note
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.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, M. David Mullen ; editor, Glenn Farr ; music, Aaron Zigman ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, Warren Alan Young.
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 has to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
System Details
DVD format, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
APA Citation (style guide)

Fishburne, L., III., Ganis, S., Hult, N., Llewelyn, D., Romersa, M., Atchison, D., Palmer, K., Bassett, A., Armstrong, C., Ma, T., Young, L. T., Mullen, M. D., Farr, G., Zigman, A., Young, W. A., & Davis, S. Akeelah and the bee. Santa Monica, CA.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Laurence Fishburne, III et al.. Akeelah and the Bee. Santa Monica, CA.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Laurence Fishburne, III et al., Akeelah and the Bee. Santa Monica, CA.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Fishburne, Laurence, III, et al. Akeelah and the Bee. Santa Monica, CA, DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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