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{ "b" : "Cinema: Akeelah And The Bee," , "cite" : "directed by Doug Atchison, at cinemas nationwide, cert PG."}

19th August, 2006

{ "b" : "Cinema: Akeelah And The Bee," , "cite" : "directed by Doug Atchison, at cinemas nationwide, cert PG."}

Laurence Fishburne produced and stars in this film about a young girl from south Los Angeles who enters the National Spelling Bee competition.

The event, which is televised and widely promoted in the United States as a kind of Olympiad for brainy pre-pubescents, has inspired several films in recent years, including the acclaimed 2002 documentary Spellbound and last year’s...

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