Mr. Gibb

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Mr. Gibb / The Good Student
The Good Student poster
Directed by David Ostry
Produced by Kevin Spacey
Dana Brunetti
Adam Kassen
Mark Kassen
Written by Adam Targum
Starring Tim Daly
Hayden Panettiere
William Sadler
Dan Hedaya
Paula Devicq
John Gallagher, Jr.
Sarah Steele
Brian Anthony Wilson
Distributed by Screen Media Ventures
Release date
January 2006 (2006-01)
Running time
90 min.
Country United States
Language English

Mr. Gibb (released on DVD as The Good Student) is a 2006 American dark comedy drama film starring Tim Daly and Hayden Panettiere.


Mr. Ronald Gibb (Tim Daly) is a high school history teacher. Although he is depicted as a creative if weak-willed teacher, his students lack interest for the subject matter. One of his students, Ally Palmer (Hayden Panettiere) is a popular teenage girl and local celebrity. She was featured in a television commercial for her father's car dealership.

Mr. Gibb secretly has a crush on Ally. He stares at her inappropriately multiple times a day. One day after school, he overhears Ally and her boyfriend Brett (John Gallagher, Jr.) get into a big argument. She no longer has a ride home from school, so he offers to take her home. Mr. Gibb and Ally are photographed just as she spontaneously kisses him on the lips (to thank him for giving her an unexpected A), and as such the school board deems his behavior unacceptable and unprofessional. She goes missing after he drops her off at her house. The news reports that a kidnapping has occurred. Mr. Gibb is the primary suspect because police officials find evidence that he was with Ally moments before she was kidnapped. The film follows Gibb as he copes with public humiliation and ends with a sudden twist in the final minutes.



  1. ^ "The Good Student: Movie details". Retrieved 18 September 2009. 

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