Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
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Goodbye, Mr. Zelinka 

An aging teacher is being forced to retire, even though He still wants to keep teaching. His students love Him, and rally to save His job.

Director:

Michael Landon

Writer:

Jerry Winnick

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Landon ... Jonathan Smith
Victor French ... Mark Gordon
Lew Ayres ... Ivan Zelenka
Terri Ivens ... Julie Lindstrom
James Karen ... Mr. Simenton
David Kaufman ... Howie
Preston Lee ... Jerry Michaels (as Preston Scott Lee)
Lisa Picotte ... Susie Morris
Todd Susman ... Roger Carlyle
Ronne Troup Ronne Troup ... Ms. Hancock
Vernon Weddle Vernon Weddle ... Mr. Arnold
Kathryn Fuller Kathryn Fuller ... Mrs. Minotti
Patrick Collar Patrick Collar ... Boy #1
Brian Krause ... Boy #2
Happy LaShelle Happy LaShelle ... Girl #1
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Storyline

An aging teacher is being forced to retire, even though He still wants to keep teaching. His students love Him, and rally to save His job.

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1989 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lew Ayres was 80 years old at the time of filming, 10 years older than his character, who is forced to retire because he turned 70. This is the last of three episodes where he plays the main character, and last TV series he appeared in. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the episode, the school at which Mr. Zelinka teaches is referred to as Lincoln High School. However, during a wide shot of the student protest, the name Van Nuys High School is clearly visible across the front of the school. See more »

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