Akeelah and the bee

DVD
Published 2006
Item Details
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 have to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.

Description:
1 videodisc (112 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: G.
Notes:
Title from container.
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.
Director of photography, 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, J.R. Villarreal, Sean Michael, Sahara Garey, Lee Thompson Young.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
19596
50794
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