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With the help of a former university professor (Laurence Fishburne), a young girl named Akeelah (Keke Palmer) begins to develop her unusual talent for spelling. But when she starts competing in various bees, she discovers her gift is also affecting the lives of her family, friends, fellow competitors, teachers and the residents of the inner-city neighborhood she calls home.

MPAA Rating PG for some language
Theatrical Release April 27, 2006
Cast Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett
Run Time 112
2006 Lions Gate films

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