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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

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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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 »

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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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References Five Children and It (2004) See more »

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The very definition of Low Budget Non Comedy
22 December 2008 | by mohamed_nashaatSee all my reviews

let's get the good stuff out of the way first...

the story line and the writing both are amazing... in the hands of a more capable director, this movie could've been an excellent movie.

the story has all the elements that could attract a viewer, from the good building of the problem, the attraction, the deliberate misguiding to the twists at the end. (but no comedy whatsoever)..

but it was really really really bad directed, and you can notice that from the very first shot of the film. a summer trained director trying his luck, and thinking that having a star like Hayden Panettiere can sell the movie - which i don't know why she agreed to do the movie in the first place?? being that she's totally in her prime...

there are some characters in the movie that were in it only for the purpose of the felling of an empty 5 minutes or something, there are characters that appeared in the beginning of the movie, and it was set in my mind that this character will play an important rule in the story line, but suddenly i didn't see that character again!!!!

overall, it was below medium, and really what a sham, it could've been something really good.

my vote is 3 out of 10


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