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

2006
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Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos
ESPN | Release Date: July 7, 2006 | PG-13
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.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) Expand
Director: John Dower and Paul Crowder
Genre(s): Sport, Documentary
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 97 min
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