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The Good Student (2006)

Mr. Gibb (original title)
An unpopular high school teacher turns his life around after a student is kidnapped.

Director:

David Ostry

Writer:

Adam Targum (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Daly ... Ronald Gibb
Hayden Panettiere ... Ally Palmer
William Sadler ... Phil Palmer
Dan Hedaya ... Gabe
Paula Devicq ... Holly
Lisa Lynds Lisa Lynds ... Tiff
Sarah Steele ... Amber
John Gallagher Jr. ... Brett Mullen
Mark Kassen ... Pete Macauley
Brian Anthony Wilson ... Detective Dick Moon
Andrew Benator ... Kari
Rita Gardner Rita Gardner ... Marge Whitman
Maureen Mueller ... Evelyn Hirsch
Darrell James Darrell James ... Bartender (as Darrell Jones)
Matthew Lawler ... Unit Cop 1
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Storyline

Ron Gibb is a widower, solitary and depressed, teaching history at an upstate New York high school. He has a small crush on Ally, a cheerleader, which is noticed by another student and the janitor. After Ally breaks up with her boyfriend, Ron drops her off at home, and a few minutes later she's kidnapped. The police are alternately suspicious of Ron and baffled because there's no ransom demand. Her father, a used car salesman, turns it into a sales event. Ron confronts Ally's dad over his business practices and offers his own reward for her return. Who has her, and why? And will Ron eventually notice a neighbor who's been trying to get his attention? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Scandal is her best subject.

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Good Student See more »

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Production Co:

Screen Media Ventures See more »
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Runtime:

| (Starz)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Hallway student (Tom Bunker) is seen walking down the hall as Mr. Gibb walks by and acknowledges him. Split scene right after that you can see the hallway student again leaning up against a locker as Mr. Gibb goes by talking to one of the teachers. See more »

Quotes

Honest Phil Palmer: Next time take a dump on my face!
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Connections

References High Heeled House Calls (2005) See more »

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Not so bad, but not great.
21 December 2008 | by hexreiSee all my reviews

It wasn't awful, but this movie is pretty forgettable. With only a couple of exceptions, the characters came off as two dimensional, their actions made no sense and seemed totally unrealistic. The actors did a passable job with what they had. The dialogue had a few chuckles but largely felt short of witty, and it couldn't seem to commit to comedy and instead comes off as a not so compelling drama with a few comic moments. I will say the end was unexpected to me, but it didn't really make up for the flaws.

Of course, Hayden Panettierre is really hot, and if you enjoy looking at her this movie is probably worth seeing just for that.


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