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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

PG
112 min | Drama

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.
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$ 8,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 6,011,585
Gross (USA)
$ 18,848,430
Gross (World)
$ 18,948,425
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Release date
Apr 28, 2006 (United States)

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85 cast members
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Keke Palmer
Akeelah Akeelah   See fewer
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Laurence Fishburne
Dr. Larabee Dr. Larabee   See fewer
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Curtis Armstrong
Mr. Welch Mr. Welch   See fewer
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J.R. Villarreal
Javier (as JR Villarreal) Javier (as JR Villarreal)   See fewer
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Sahara Ware
Georgia (as Sahara Garey) Georgia (as Sahara Garey)   See fewer
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Julito McCullum
Terrence Terrence   See fewer
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Eddie Steeples
Derrick-T Derrick-T   See fewer
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Dalia Phillips
Ms. Cross Ms. Cross   See fewer
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Tzi Ma
Mr. Chiu Mr. Chiu   See fewer
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Jeris Poindexter
Steve (as Jeris Lee Poindexter) Steve (as Jeris Lee Poindexter)   See fewer
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Craig Wasson
Ted Saunders Ted Saunders   See fewer
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Marjorie Harris
National Spelling Bee Head Judge National Spelling Bee Head Judge   See fewer
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Jacques Bailly
National Spelling Bee Pronouncer (as Jacques Bailly Ph.D.) National Spelling Bee Pronouncer (as Jacques Bailly Ph.D.)   See fewer
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Krysten Leigh Jones
Tough Girl #1 Tough Girl #1   See fewer
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Amirah Hawkins
Tough Girl #2 Tough Girl #2   See fewer
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Jeff Marlow
District Judge District Judge   See fewer
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Chloé Conroy
District Pronouncer District Pronouncer   See fewer
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Lee Garlington
Regional Judge Regional Judge   See fewer
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Sidney Ganis
Regional Pronouncer (as Sid Ganis) Regional Pronouncer (as Sid Ganis)   See fewer
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Austin Herrera Davis
Cheating Boy Cheating Boy   See fewer
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Janet Borrus
Cheating Boy's Mom Cheating Boy's Mom   See fewer
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Wolfgang Bodison
Akeelah's Father Akeelah's Father   See fewer
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Bonita Friedericy
Volunteer Volunteer   See fewer
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Caroline J. Smith
Mary Calveretti Mary Calveretti   See fewer
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Neil Soni
Rajeev Subramonian Rajeev Subramonian   See fewer
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Jack Ong
Korean Grocer Korean Grocer   See fewer
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Lauren Sanchez
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Fay Hauser
Woman on TV Woman on TV   See fewer
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Keshell Lucas
Little Girl on TV Little Girl on TV   See fewer
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Corina Boettger
Red-Haired Girl Red-Haired Girl   See fewer
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Shyann Chatman
Eighth-Grade Girl Eighth-Grade Girl   See fewer
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Todd Wagner
Regional Bee Assistant Judge Regional Bee Assistant Judge   See fewer
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Brittany Curran
District Speller #1 (as Brittany Elizabeth Curran) District Speller #1 (as Brittany Elizabeth Curran)   See fewer
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Alexandra Rieger
District Speller #2 District Speller #2   See fewer
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Eric Don
Regional Speller #1 Regional Speller #1   See fewer
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Julia Kelleher
Regional Speller #2 Regional Speller #2   See fewer
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Zac Gardner
Regional Speller #3 Regional Speller #3   See fewer
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John A. Ausick
"Sacciform" Speller "Sacciform" Speller   See fewer
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Maddy Kloss
"Scutellate" Speller "Scutellate" Speller   See fewer
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Mason Green
"Longicollis" Speller "Longicollis" Speller   See fewer
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Jessy J. Hwang
"Ginglymus" Speller "Ginglymus" Speller   See fewer
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Biplab Panda
"Empennage" Speller "Empennage" Speller   See fewer
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Alexander Christian Stephans
"Souchong" Speller "Souchong" Speller   See fewer
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Katie L. Brown
"Intussusception" Speller "Intussusception" Speller   See fewer
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John Oxenreiter
"Engastrimythic" Speller "Engastrimythic" Speller   See fewer
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Katie Olson
"Escharotic" Speller "Escharotic" Speller   See fewer
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Jason Ortenberg
"Flocculation" Speller "Flocculation" Speller   See fewer
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Lance Norling
Boy in Wheelchair Boy in Wheelchair   See fewer
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Jmeka Cherrel
Driver Driver   See fewer
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Kahlil Ashanti
Postman Postman   See fewer
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Kevin Cole
Registration Guy Registration Guy   See fewer
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Andrea Calabrese
Spectator (uncredited) Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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D.T. Carney
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierre D. Chambers
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rennie Cowan
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jemma Evans
Spelling Bee Audience Member (uncredited) Spelling Bee Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Fallecker
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Aaron Fonseca
Audience Member (uncredited) Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Andrea Frisby
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Thomas Gilbert
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Justin Rodgers Hall
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stephanie Hass
National Spelling Bee Press Reporter (unconfirmed) (uncredited) National Spelling Bee Press Reporter (unconfirmed) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dava Hulsey
Finals - Judge (uncredited) Finals - Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carshenah Jefferson
National Spelling Bee Press Reporter (uncredited) National Spelling Bee Press Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lanaria Johnson
Audience Member (uncredited) Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rebecca Knight
Featured Speller (uncredited) Featured Speller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elaine Lockhart
Teacher (uncredited) Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert McMurrer
Audience Member (uncredited) Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kelron Mixon
Audience Member (uncredited) Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margaret Newborn
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kai Nugent
Baby Akeelah (uncredited) Baby Akeelah (uncredited)   See fewer
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Galda E. Ortiz
News Reporter (uncredited) News Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Justin D. Reininga
Spelling Bee Audience Member (uncredited) Spelling Bee Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michelle Stobaugh
Javier's Friend (uncredited) Javier's Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Holly Traister
Finals Judge (uncredited) Finals Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brittany M. Wildman
Speller (uncredited) Speller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kaitlyn Williams
Featured Speller (uncredited) Featured Speller (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 16,879 votes