Spellbound Poster

Release Date: 2002

DVD Release Date: January 20th, 2004

G|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Eight youthful competitors, sponsored by their hometown newspapers, travel with their families to Washington, D.C., to compete in the 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Now in the national spotlight and under heavy pressure to perform from parents, teachers and their audience, the children struggle to advance toward the championship -- and its accompanying scholarships and cash prizes -- while approaching competitive spelling with the focus and intensity of Olympic athletes.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Blitz/Welch

Keywords: Quest, Growing up, 1990s, Underdog, Rivalry, Family, Hotel, Charming, Competition, Inspiring

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)