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Bee Season (2005)

PG-13
104 min | Drama

A wife and mother begins a downward emotional spiral, as her husband avoids their collapsing marriage by immersing himself in his 11 year-old daughter's quest to become a spelling bee champion.
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Myla Goldberg (novel) | Naomi Foner (screenplay) (as Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal)
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$ 14,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 120,544
Gross (USA)
$ 1,180,560
Gross (World)
$ 3,251,789
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Release date
Nov 23, 2005 (United States)

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108 cast members
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Corey Fischer
National Spelling Bee Pronouncer National Spelling Bee Pronouncer   See fewer
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Sam Zuckerman
National Spelling Bee Judge National Spelling Bee Judge   See fewer
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Joan Mankin
Ms. Bergermeyer Ms. Bergermeyer   See fewer
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Piers Mackenzie
Dr. Morris Dr. Morris   See fewer
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Lorri Holt
Ms. Rai Ms. Rai   See fewer
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Brian Leonard
Mr. Julien Mr. Julien   See fewer
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Jamal Thornes
Wiseacre Boy's Mate Wiseacre Boy's Mate   See fewer
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Kathy McGraw
Regional Bee Pronouncer Regional Bee Pronouncer   See fewer
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John Evans
Regional Bee Judge Regional Bee Judge   See fewer
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Alisha Mullally
Young Miriam Young Miriam   See fewer
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John R. Searle
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Andrew Murray
Young Aaron Young Aaron   See fewer
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Dik Martin
State Bee Pronouncer (as Dick Martin) State Bee Pronouncer (as Dick Martin)   See fewer
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Olivia Charles
State Bee Judge State Bee Judge   See fewer
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Indian Woman Indian Woman   See fewer
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Velina Brown
Hotel Housekeeper Hotel Housekeeper   See fewer
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Melanie Melanie   See fewer
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Sinna Bhagudori Sinna Bhagudori   See fewer
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Justin Ping Yuan
Li Chan Li Chan   See fewer
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Anthony Ybarra
'Sequel' Speller 'Sequel' Speller   See fewer
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Ben Johnson
'Orangutan' Speller 'Orangutan' Speller   See fewer
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Taylor Kane
'Coyote' Speller 'Coyote' Speller   See fewer
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Derek Wong
'Oasis' Speller 'Oasis' Speller   See fewer
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Sophie Oda
'Usurper' Speller (as Sophie Tamiko Oda) 'Usurper' Speller (as Sophie Tamiko Oda)   See fewer
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Anand Zala
'Staccato' Speller 'Staccato' Speller   See fewer
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'Hoodlum' Speller 'Hoodlum' Speller   See fewer
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Shawn H. Smith
'Macrame' Speller (as Shawn Smith) 'Macrame' Speller (as Shawn Smith)   See fewer
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'Lorgnette' Speller 'Lorgnette' Speller   See fewer
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Maya Ramchandran
'Daguerreotype' Speller 'Daguerreotype' Speller   See fewer
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'Glissando' Speller 'Glissando' Speller   See fewer
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Gaayatri Kaundinya
'Selenic' Speller 'Selenic' Speller   See fewer
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'Duvetyn' Speller 'Duvetyn' Speller   See fewer
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'Peripatetic' Speller 'Peripatetic' Speller   See fewer
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'Thoracic' Speller 'Thoracic' Speller   See fewer
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Alison Doyle
National Spelling Bee Winner National Spelling Bee Winner   See fewer
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Emily Trumble
'Iridian' Speller 'Iridian' Speller   See fewer
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Nathan Calixto
'Ecchymosis' Speller 'Ecchymosis' Speller   See fewer
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Simon M. Ehrlich
'Succotash' Speller 'Succotash' Speller   See fewer
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Nick Taber
'Abiogenist' Speller 'Abiogenist' Speller   See fewer
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Gautam Krishnamurthi
'Strongylid' Speller 'Strongylid' Speller   See fewer
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'Noctivagant' Speller 'Noctivagant' Speller   See fewer
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Bee Season #1 Bee Season #1   See fewer
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Spelling Bee Parent Spelling Bee Parent   See fewer
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Bee Contestant's Father (uncredited) Bee Contestant's Father (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elevator Mom (uncredited) Elevator Mom (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mother (uncredited) Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.5 / 10 | 6,350 votes