Let’s rephrase the question, shall we, Mr. Mullen? What do you mean? Not now, Amber Brett Brett Yeah? Think about it Where did he deliver the Gettysburg Address? People, just give him a chance, please? Gettysburg? Correct 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 themselves I got a really dirty mind? How dirty can I get? What are you looking at, Mr Gibb? Jesus Christ You shouldn’t sneak up on people like that Hi Hello What do you need? Something strong Bourbon, tequila, Irish whiskey? Um I know I’ll have a daiquiri Um
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! Whoo! 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? Okay Moving on Who can tell me the biggest problem facing Lincoln when he took office? Fact: 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, Ronald My Herman had a suit like that Thank you, Mrs. Whitman Video Treats
Yeah Membership expired three years ago You’re gonna need a new card, hold on Amber? Yeah? Come here and sign this gentleman up Okay What gentleman? Allyson I saw your father’s commercial last night You were very good, very talented Thanks 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, and I was thinking of going to see your father Yeah, cool, I’ll tell him you’re gonna stop by Forgot your change, Ronald “Very talented. ” Only three original owners, 2.5 liters and 4 cylinders of pure Detroit power She’s gentle on the gas, great with the grandchildren How’s that sound to you folks’? How many miles did you say you had on it? You think about it, mull it over, kick the tires When you’re ready, I’ll be right over there I can see you’ve got primo taste Honest Phil The one and only And what would your name be, partner? Ronald Gibb Mr. Gibb Ally told me you’d stop by, and here you are Well, let’s talk trucks, shall we? This monster has got it all 8-liter magnum, V10, three hundred and– Ten horsepower, 450 pound-feet of torque, 6,000-pound hauling capacity, and the ability to tow a 15,000-pound trailer Man knows his Ram I did a little research It’s been a long time since I bought anything this expensive Expensive Nonsense, my friend That’s why We’ve got financing I prefer to pay with cash Ally was right You are a genius She said that? Best damn teacher she’s got Ron? Can I call you Ron? Ron, skirts get moist for a ride like this You’d be fighting ’em off with a stick Wow, is this yours?
Yep It’s sexy I made some pasta, enough for two Already ate A good woman All men in history had one or needed one to take themselves from one level to the next While men have traditionally been the doers in the public’s mind, it’s women who have been the motivators, whether they meant to be or not Mr. Gibb, you’re my favorite teacher Why are you trippin’ like this? What did you expect, you pig? Baby, calm down, okay? Listen No, it’s not okay We’re breaking up, and I am serious this time! You see what you’re doing to me? You’re making a big mistake Miss Palmer? Is everything all right? I just lost my ride home Come on We were gonna get out of this stupid town together I guess that was just my crazy dream As you get older, you’ll find your dreams change How do you mean? Well, we all make grandiose plans– great job, big money, nice house The problem is that what seems perfect one day may not be so great when we actually get it So we got to get what we want to know it’s not what we want? Something like that But don’t get me wrong Unexpected things can happen for the better sometimes too Something amazing might fall into your life when you least expect it Can I ask you a personal question? Are you married? Was Things didn’t work out for us My mom died when I was five
It sucks I’m sorry When you get to be my age, you accept that a lot of things suck They say life always gets in the way of living I like that You know, you’re a lot cooler than I thought Well, thanks for the ride I guess I’ll see you tomorrow Ally, wait I really shouldn’t be doing this Your graded test Look, I-l tried to study last night I really did, but– Take a look An A? My God I can’t believe it! You earned it Thank you! My bad Probably shouldn’t have done that You rock, Mr. Gibb By the way, love the truck Mad sexy Dad? Morning Morning, Marge Beautiful day Certainly is Close the door, Ron These men are police They need to ask a few questions Mr. Gibb, name’s Dick Moon That handsome devil there is my partner Karl He’s a lover, not a talker Everything’s gonna be fine, Ron Just take a seat Damn, you got some hot girls in this school You want to tell me what you did with Allyson Palmer? What do you mean? Seems she’s disappeared What? Several eyewitnesses say she got into your truck yesterday Last time anyone saw her at all except you, of course She lost her ride, and I gave her a lift home And then? She got out of the car and went into her house Is it customary for you to chauffeur around your students, sir? The administration does frown on it Sometimes a teacher
needs to be a friend too But I’m just as concerned for her safety as you are Thank you for your time We’ll be talking with you again real soon Search and rescue efforts have officially begun as local high school cheerleader Ally Palmer is missing Father Phil Palmer of Palmer Dodge told police Ally never came home after school Police are asking if anyone has any information about Ally’s whereabouts to call the local hotline on-screen below Hello? Hello I want to apologize for the other night I’m usually not– I got a motto Never complain and never explain Water under the bridge Did you just start? I mean, I haven’t seen you around December, last– first week after Christmas Well– Have a good day, Mr. Gibb Thanks. You too With 24 hours having passed since Ally Palmer’s disappearance, authorities are now treating this case as a possible kidnapping We now go live to the missing girl’s father, Phil Palmer Well, now it is my turn to come to you, my loyal neighbors, and ask for your help My beautiful daughter Allyson, my little angel, is missing, the victim of a heinous kidnapping That’s right, taken from me on purpose I’ve asked myself 100 times, “Who could do such a thing? “What unspeakable evil lurks in our midst?” Any. baby, I want you to know Daddy loves you, and I’m gonna get you back Friends, neighbors, help me These are dangerous times that we live in But I believe that life must go on And here at Palmer Auto, it will We are slashing prices on the entire inventory, every car, every truck on the lot on sale, priced to move, until Ally is returned to us safe and sound You heard right I am passing the savings along to you, Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public So come on down to Palmer Auto and show Ally– no, show the World how much you care It only takes a moment to snap, and it takes a couple more to see an opportunity History has always treated men of this sort with an incredible mixture of admiration and revulsion As a student of history, more and more as I see it happening before my own eyes, it’s become harder and harder for me to sit on the sidelines and just watch Bastard! All right, easy there, cowboy What the hell’s the matter with you? Using her like that I don’t know what you’re saying You better drop that frying pan
and get the fuck away from my house You’re using her misfortune as a marketing ploy? It’s how I cope Now, drop the frying pan! Drop it, I Say! I don’t want your truck anymore Take it back Why? What’s the matter with it? You know, buyer beware applies in all automotive transactions, mister If anything bad happens to her, it’s gonna be your fault, you hear me? I’m gonna need that pink slip back! That man is a self-serving monster Could be Fortunately, he’s got an alibi for the night in question What’s yours? I was at home Alone, right? It makes me sick to think of someone hurting that girl Would you please go and find her? That is the plan There’s something I’m curious about Smart fellow like you stuck in a town like this It’s almost like you’re hiding out or something Is that a question or a statement? You paid cash for that truck, but your bank records show no recent large withdrawals I don’t like banks Karl prefers credit unions Where’d the money come from, Gibb? My savings That’s a lot of savings It’s insurance money Insurance money? There was a car accident My wife died What does this have to do with Ally Palmer? You tell me Her father’s not pressing charges, so you’re free to go, just not too far Yo, Mr. Gibb I heard about what you did Awesome! Mr. Palmer is a major dick sometimes Guy hates my guts He was gonna give me cash to stop dating Ally He said that? Well, he offered me a new transmission, actually Didn’t you and Ally break up? Who told you that? Ally Nah, we break up all the time See, she’s all about the makeup sex The girl’s an animal Good night, Brett Wait, hang on Do you think someone actually took her? It looks that way Hey, you okay? You don’t look so good You want a ride home? Administration frowns on it Well, okay Hey, thanks for the talk, Mr. Gibb Now I feel a lot better Um, let’s go around to the back Pervert Disgraceful
Shame on you Ronnie we got to talk Nice Now, that is one sweet little cupcake Hey I’m dying to know, Ronnie What flavor’s her frosting? Amber Jinxs? Where is she? Where’s Amber? Amber? I know you’re in here Freeze! I want you all to hear this Why did you print that picture? You took something innocent and turned it into pornography Kind of like Young, Blonde, and Ready? You should have come to me first and given me a chance to explain A man has a right to defend himself You’re a dirty old man, Mr. Gibb Probably a kidnapper too Girls, get to class now Amber, you too You’re going to pay for that Now This craziness, it’s disruptive Just tell me Am I fired? The board is concerned about the students Your presence is upsetting everyone I have to suspend you, give it some time to pass Time to pass A girl is missing Is the board concerned about that? The police are doing everything they can Unfortunately, you’re the one who looks the most suspicious, and frankly, I can understand why I admit I had a crush on her, a completely inappropriate but innocent crush What were you thinking? It’s been over three days since local high school cheerleader Ally Palmer went missing Volunteers are coming out in full force in hopes of finding any evidence to bring this little girl home safe and sound Police knocked on doors looking for any clues or witnesses in connection with this case Sage mist metallic Ally’s favorite color We’ll take it God bless you both Mr. Palmer Gentlemen Looks like the sale is going well Yeah, well, it’s a good distraction, you know Where’s my Ally? Can we have a word, please?
Come on in Have a seat Don’t touch the cat Took her down with a .30-06 Two shots to bag that one Tiff, be a hon Three scotches Now, again, where’s my little girl? We have a couple questions for you, Mr. Palmer Was Ally using drugs’? What? Any reason she might have run off? Shady friends? Was she depressed? What in Christ are you talking about? Some nut job broke into my home and kidnapped my daughter That’s just it, sir Usually in a kidnapping, there’s a ransom note, some sort of demand Without that, it looks more like a runaway situation Allyson has a great life She got the best of everything Why the fuck would she run away? Somebody took her I know it How are you so sure, sir’? Scotches for everyone Not now, Tiff But, Philly, you– Not now! Let me tell you something I am a respected man in this town My reputation is my life I got powerful people watching this situation real close I’m gonna be the mayor one day, so when I tell you that you should be out looking for a kidnapper, then you and the freak over in the corner had damn well better be out looking for a kidnapper And I’ll tell you something else If you ever insinuate again that I know more than I am saying, I will personally slice your nuts open with a rusty nail Sound fair to you? Peachy Now, what about this pencil dick that assaulted me with a frying pan? Gibb? He’s clean so far, but we’re not done with him yet Problem remains, no ransom note, no motive, no kidnapping Karl, let’s go Mr. Palmer’s gonna be mayor one day Shouldn’t you be in jail? Ronnie, it’s not your fault, pal They’re all hotties, hotties dressed like little hookers They’re all asking for it It’s no wonder guys like us do the things that we do Jesus! Sorry Keep that piece of crap out of here, or I’ll call the cops What is it exactly that guys like us do? Please, Ronnie, you think you’re the first teacher to slip one of his flock a little something extra? I got two juniors They’d be failing right now if they didn’t fuck like champs You’re disgusting How do you live with yourself’? Wake up, Gibb A girl like Ally Palmer wouldn’t give you the time of day if she wasn’t fishing for a good grade Wait a minute You think she’s actually hot for you That’s fucking hysterical, man That is funny, Ronnie Later He’!- Pick-up for Phil Palmer Right, two double cheeseburgers with the works, two jumbo fries, and a slice of cherry pie You must be hungry Ravenous That’ll be $9.75 Right Let’s see what I got here Yeah That’s a ten You keep the change, hon Mr. Palmer
You want to get out of my way, fuckwit? Yeah, hi, two Philly cheese to go $5.75 Hello? Who’s there? You’re insane I don’t eat fast food No, wait Please don’t go I’m sorry, please Excellent choice, Mr. Palmer Seen this one, like, ten times Hot sex scene Is that right’? Yeah, real steamy Well, what do you know? There you go Mr. Palmer Good evening Have they found your daughter yet? No. No, they have not My wife and I are praying for her Thank you and God bless So when is this one due back? Quarter past midnight What happened? Just some local punks I chased them off You don’t have to do that Do you think I’m a good person? Of course I do You’re a teacher There’s nothing nobler I betrayed a sacred trust I took advantage of a student How could I be so stupid? Been so long since I felt alive, and when her lips touched mine, I actually– I wanted– Shh, quiet, that’s enough Look what you’re doing to yourself I’ve been so awful to you It’s not me you’ve been awful to What’s wrong?
You don’t know me I don’t know you Did you just say that? I don’t know you? Six years I’ve been your neighbor I know that you wear the same brown jacket Monday through Thursday, sweater vests on Fridays I know that you overcook your bacon You burn the shit out of it – Holly – No, shut up For someone so smart, you can be such a dumb-ass I’ve never seen you have a visitor, not another human being Now, that’s wrong You don’t understand I get it You’re hurting inside just like everyone else on this green earth Well, I’m hurting too, and I’m scared, scared as hell I’ll die alone I need to be held And maybe you can’t see it, but so do you Grow some balls, Ronald Gibb Be a man Start living As I said, no man can do it alone For good old Abe, it was Mary Todd, Mary Todd Lincoln, that really got him on track He was a loner, and she needed attention Not necessarily a match made in heaven, but it worked Ronald? [man on M Bringing you the latest update on the Ally Palmer kidnapping, we now go live to– Where Ronald Gibb, local high school teacher, is holding a press conference And I repeat, I did not have a romantic relationship with Allyson Palmer The horrible reality is that Ally is still missing I don’t know what happened to her, but someone out there does I am hereto do what the police and her father will not This is my life savings, $68,000 You want it? Find Allyson Palmer No questions asked, no explanation needed When Ally gets home safely, this money is yours You brave son of a bitch You stupid son of a bitch 211 phone calls in the past hour alone Well, that’s good, right? Nine of the callers say that she was abducted by aliens It’s gonna take us days to sort through all of this We weren’t prepared to open up this can of worms There’s something different about you, Gibb Next time, take a dump on my face Hey, hey, hey! Back off, Palmer! Back up! Something had to be done, something besides bartering her life for cut-rate prices on used cars This is none of your business It’s my daughter It’s my problem I am trying to help her You like little blonde girls, ain’t that right? Even if they’re not on DVD You disrespected my little baby, and I am itching to rip your heart out! Now, I don’t care if barge ass here has got anything on you or not If I find out that you were involved in any way, God as my witness, I will bite off your johnson Another thing: your reward sucks
I’m gonna double it No child of mine is gonna be cut-rate She is not a clearance sale item Look, Gibb, father of the year is right It’s time for you to take a step back He is warped It doesn’t matter You were the last person to see that girl alive You better start praying it doesn’t stay that way You stay away from me I’ll use this, I swear Hold it Hold it I came to apologize I bought you– I bought you a new camera This one’s better than the one you smashed It’s top-of-the-line This doesn’t make it all right I still think you’re a creep, but thanks You’re welcome Hey, how do you know Ally’s dad? I don’t Yeah, Phil Palmer, I’m just curious how you two know each other Um I’ve seen him dropping Ally off Well, that’s fascinating, because he seems to know things about me that only you could have told him So why don’t you tell me what’s in it for you? Is he paying you? Are you doing it out of the goodness of your heart? Wait, you have to have a heart for that People are gonna start telling the truth around here What is that bastard up to’? What is his game? Tell me Tell me right now! Hello? Are–are you there’? Mom? Amber Amber! You slimy piece of– Sweetie, come on, hold on, hold on Hey, don’t run away Now, just calm down You got it all wrong I can explain How do you explain that? It was an accident I mean, this is your fault Shouldn’t you be at work’? I came to warn you Gibb knows we’re together Sweetie, don’t be that way Besides, the guy is harmless I thought you loved me I do love you, baby I hate you both Whoa No That tire retails for two and change Howdy, partner This is the real deal I gave her those earrings for her sweet 16 They cost a fortune too I get those back, don’t I? So what do you say, old buddy?
Will you do it? Well, it’s not that simple I don’t want Allyson or anyone else getting hurt Hell’s bells You wanted a ransom note; there it is Some fucker’s got my little girl If he wants Gibb to show up with the money, that’s sure as shit what’s gonna happen Am I right, Ron? I want my truck back Come again? I want the Ram back and every penny I overpaid for it Christ Then when this is over, I want you to go on TV and apologize to every man, woman, and child you ever lied to Put the tortoise down! You’re shitting me, right’? This is Ally’s life we’re talking about here Your daughter your problem That’s extortion That is extortion That’s a crime Isn’t that a crime? I think you best do what the gentleman says I can’t believe this shit All right, fine, fine, whatever the hell you want, but I get her back Tomorrow at midnight, that’s exactly what we’ll do Unit number one in position Just sit tight You ready, Gibb? Yeah Time to get moving Good luck Gibb is on the move Continue to hold your position There’s nobody here Maybe they changed their mind Relax Just give ’em a minute “We hold these truths to be self-evident “that all men are created equal, “that they are endowed by their creator “with certain inalienable rights, “that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Got movement from the southeast Showtime He’s coming Where is she? It’s all here $200,000 Now, tell me where Allyson is Okay Not now, not now Damn it No Whoa I’m sorry, Mr. Gibb Please don’t hurt me You wrote the note? Why? I don’t know I was gonna send your part back, honest It was her dad’s money I wanted You idiot The cops are here Go, get out of here Run, you fucking moron, run Gibb! It’s just a kid
It isn’t real Hold your position Don’t do anything I repeat, hold your positions Hold your fire! Hold your fire! Who the hell is shooting? Karl, get an ambulance out here Now, Karl! God damn it, what do you want from me? No! No, please! Please! Please, no! You see, people don’t always mean to be bad, even when they do bad things Sometimes life just gets away from you You stop making decisions and start doing what you think life has decided for you But a great historian can take a step back in the middle of the storm, in the heat of battle, and see the opportunity that life’s seemingly random mishaps have presented A great historian can seize the opportunity to start anew and put his history behind him Ha! On, Ally Ally Daddy My–Jesus Ally. baby Ally, honey Daddy Yes, a great historian can seize an opportunity and put his history behind him Tiffany, I will be in my office He’!- You boys need something? Well, makes yourselves right at home What, are they giving out free donuts today? Sir, please stand up Karl It’s Karl, right? Karl, tell him who he’s talking to, will you? Is this some kind of a joke? Sir, please stand up Okay, all right Jesus, don’t get your panties in a bunch I’m standing Look, I’m standing You have the right to remain silent Anything you say– I know my damn rights Hey, am I being charged with something here? Statutory rape Amber Jinxs is a minor, same as your daughter She’s lying, because I-l have never had sexual relations with that woman Tiff, thank God you’re here
Tell ’em what kind of a man I am Come on, you can help me Shut up, Phil Tiff, honey! Tiff, wait, Tiff! Is it true you’re going away? For a little while to clear my head How are you holding up? I’m cool And Brett? He’s good Doctor said he’ll be as good as new in a couple of months My dad thinks he’s faking it Your father is a real piece of work Yeah, he is But he does love me You know, what you did for me, Mr. Gibb, was amazing Please don’t If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be alive You know what the funny thing is, though? I don’t hate him I mean, I guess I should, but if anything, I sort of feel sorry for him Don’t feel sorry for him Just kind of wonder why, you know? I don’t know Must have been pretty scary Wasn’t that scared Bored mostly Man, I’m sorry I thought you guys were done Hey, Mr. Gibb, thanks for the turtle Tortoise Yeah, that’s cool too You take your time, Ally I’m gonna go wait in the car Well, good luck on your trip I hope you find what you’re looking for Hey, stud Heard you’re out of here, man Yep Slow it down, man Say good-bye, good luck Ronnie, I need some advice, teacher to teacher What’s that, Pete? Well, Ally’s reeling, right? She’s gonna need a shoulder to cry on You already gave her an A, so I can’t use that Do you think she would take it in the ass for a college recommendation? For the record, I am nothing like you What are you doing? God, you scared me I’m just cleaning up a little bit You packed? Let’s go
Even for my hero, there were the two Lincolns, they say What does it matter which one he was or when or for how long? Whichever one is written about, he end justifies the means, and, most importantly, the world remembers the hero