Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos Image

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Summary: It was 1977 and one of New York’s most tumultuous and decadent summers. Then, in the midst of blackouts, riots, the Son of Sam serial killer scare and the dawn of Studio 54, came an entirely unexpected moment of inspiration: the rise of the New York Cosmos, America’s first great soccer team, and its larger-than-life superstar, Pelé. Suddenly embraced by a city obsessed with celebrity and flamboyance, the Cosmos kicked off America’s first passionate love affair with the world’s most popular sport & found themselves swept up in a careening path of glory, glamour, debauchery and controversy. (Miramax Films)

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Runtime: 97 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for language and some nudity.
Production: GreeneStreet Films
Genres: Sport, Documentary
Countries: USA, UK
Language: English
Home Release Date: Oct 3, 2006
Director Credit
John Dower Director
Paul Crowder Director
Writer Credit
John Dower Writer
Mark Monroe Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Giorgio Chinaglia Himself
Matt Dillon Narrator
Pelé Himself
Cast Credit
Ahmet Ertegun Himself
Carlos Alberto Himself
Clive Toye Himself
Franz Beckenbauer Himself
Jay Emmett Himself
Marv Albert Himself
Nesuhi Ertegün Himself
Peppe Pinton Himself
Phil Woosnam Himself
Raphael de la Sierra Himself
Shep Messing Himself
Werner Roth Himself
Producer Credit
Agi Orsi Co-Producer
Andrew Ruhemann Executive Producer
Caroline Stevens Co-Executive Producer
Cedric Jeanson Executive Producer
Fisher Stevens Producer
Jessica Ludgrove Co-Producer
John Battsek Producer
John Penotti Executive Producer
Julie Goldman Executive Producer
Krysanne Katsoolis Co-Executive Producer
Michael Davies Executive Producer
Tim Williams Producer
Vicki Cherkas Executive Producer
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