He manages to contact June, an American radio operator based in England and talks with her for a few minutes before jumping without a parachute.
Peter should have died at that point, but Conductor 71, the guide sent to escort him to the Other World, misses him in the thick fog over the English Channel. At first, he assumes he is in the afterlife but, when a de Havilland Mosquito flies low overhead, discovers, to his bewilderment, that he is still alive.
Then: It’s hard to imagine, but Jaleel White wasn’t even part of the ‘Family Matters’ original cast.
Steve Urkel joined the show midway through the first season and quickly became a larger and larger part of the sitcom’s storyline.
But most of the cast is still alive and kicking today. Then: Reginald Vel Johnson was father and police officer Carl Winslow on ‘Family Matters.’ Vel Johnson had already portrayed cops in ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Turner & Hutch’ and ‘Ghostbusters,’ among other movies and TV shows.
He has acknowledged that it was this experience that helped him to focus on his studies and pass his high school exams.The film was originally released in the United States under the title Stairway to Heaven, which derived from the film's most prominent special effect: a broad escalator linking Earth to the afterlife.The decision to film the scenes of the Other World in black and white added to the complications.A Matter of Life and Death is a 1946 British fantasy-romance film written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and set in England during the Second World War.The film stars David Niven, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, Kim Hunter and Marius Goring.Now: At 61, Vel Johnson is getting a bit old to be a credible cop.