PG | | Drama, Family
The filmmakers initially considered Sidney Poitier to play Dr. Larabee before deciding they wanted someone younger, and then selected Laurence Fishburne.
Man, that's a white word if I ever heard one. It's a trick. Stop playing!
At the beginning of the film, they state that Akeelah is 11 years old. At the end of the film, even though clearly a whole year has passed, her age is still mentioned to be 11.
$6,011,585 30 April 2006