The Good Student

Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
90 min


Let's rephrase the question,

shall we, Mr. Mullen?

What do you mean?

Not now, Amber.




Think about it.

Where did he deliver

the Gettysburg Address?

People, just give him a chance,




I love history...

always have.

Not just because

it repeats itself,

which it does in ways

different than you'd think,

but because,

at least in American history...

Ordinary men become great...

So great, in fact,

that others around them

are forced to acknowledge

their own actions

and become better men


I got a

really dirty mind?

How dirty can I get?

What are you looking at, Mr.


Jesus Christ.

You shouldn't sneak up

on people like that.



What do you need?

Something strong.

Bourbon, tequila, Irish whiskey?


I know.

I'll have a daiquiri.


Five bucks.

I don't really

drink beer.

I guess I'll be

drinking this one.

My own father left

us when I was a kid.

The men I looked up to

were the founding fathers.

They were the ones who taught me

the ways of the world.

Of all of our great leaders,

great teachers,

no one has taught me more,

guided me more,

and meant more to me

than President Abraham Lincoln.

It's funny,

the things that inspire us,

the way people throughout time

have taken an idea,

an obsession,

and turned it into means

to support themselves.

[woman on M Who looked clean

on the outside, but within-

[man on M Are you tired

of getting the runaround

when shopping for a quality

new or used vehicle?

Do you want a great car or truck

at a fair price?

Well, of course you do.

At Palmer Auto, that is just

what you're gonna get.

Price plus selection

and zero bull.

I guarantee it, or my name

isn't honest Phil Palmer.

Just ask the apple of my eye.

Give me a P!

Give me an A!

Give me an L!

Give me an M-E-R!

What's that spell?

Palmer Auto!


Highway 36, just

east of Donovan junction.

"You cannot have conflict

"without being yourselves

the aggressors.

"We are not enemies,

but friends.

"We must not be enemies.

"Though passion may have

strained it,

"we must not break

our bonds of affection.

"The mythic chords of memory

"stretching from every

battlefield and patriot grave

"to every living heart

and hearthstone

"all across this broad land

"will yet swell

the chorus of the Union

by the better angels

of our nature."

And with these words,

Mr. Lincoln was sworn in

as the 16th president

of these United States

on Monday, March the 4th, 1861.

Very exciting stuff.

Any questions?


Moving on.

Who can tell me

the biggest problem

facing Lincoln

when he took office?

peanut butter was

not invented until 1890...

25 years after the end

of the Civil War.

Homework, people.

Read chapter ten and remember,

study for the test on Wednesday.

It's 20% of your grade.

Is Ally's ass gonna be

on the test?

What can I do for you, Amber?

New wardrobe, Gibb?

Is that what the ladies dug

back in your day?

Sorry to disappoint you,

Mr. Macauley,

but I am not that old.

You look very handsome,


My Herman had a suit

like that.

Thank you, Mrs. Whitman.

Video Treats.


Membership expired

three years ago.

You're gonna need

a new card, hold on.



Come here

and sign this gentleman up.


What gentleman?


I saw your father's commercial

last night.

You were very good,

very talented.


Yeah, it was kind of

an easy cheer,

but I'll tell him you liked it.

Can I go now?

Yes, of course.

Um. Ally?

I'm in the market

for a new car,

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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