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

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2006
  • Running time: 97 min
This documentary looks back on a time when soccer briefly captured America's attention. The film profiles the North American Soccer League franchise the New York Cosmos and the sensation it created back in the 1970s. Using archival footage, old photos... read more
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This documentary looks back on a time when soccer briefly captured America's attention. The film profiles the North American Soccer League franchise the New York Cosmos and the sensation it created back in the 1970s. Using archival footage, old photos and anecdotes from former players and businessmen, it tells the story -- or several conflicting stories -- of a team starring Brazilian soccer legend Pele, formed by non-sports people and ultimately submarined by the league's excessive expansion.

Original Release

05/19/2006

US Release

07/07/2006

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Cast

Pele Himself (archive footage) / Self
Franz Beckenbauer Himself / Self
Shep Messing Himself / Self
Werner Roth Himself / Self
Giorgio Chinaglia Himself / Self
Raphael de la Sierra Himself / Self
Phil Woosnam Himself / Self
Peppe Pinton Himself / Self
Clive Toye Himself / Self
Nesuhi Ertegün Himself (archive footage) / Self
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Paul Crowder, John Dower

Writers

John Dower, Mark Monroe

Cast

Pele Himself (archive footage) / Self
Franz Beckenbauer Himself / Self
Shep Messing Himself / Self
Werner Roth Himself / Self
Giorgio Chinaglia Himself / Self
Raphael de la Sierra Himself / Self
Phil Woosnam Himself / Self
Peppe Pinton Himself / Self
Clive Toye Himself / Self
Nesuhi Ertegün Himself (archive footage) / Self
Ahmet Ertegun Himself / Self
Matt Dillon Narrator
Marv Albert Self
Johan Cruijff Self
Rose Ganguzza Self
Mia Hamm Self
Steve Hunt Self
Henry Kissinger Self
Mario Mariani Self
Rodney Marsh Self

Producers

Vicki Cherkas Executive Producer
Michael Davies Executive Producer
Julie Goldman Executive Producer
Cedric Jeanson Executive Producer
Krysanne Katsoolis Executive Producer
John Penotti Executive Producer
Andrew Ruhemann Executive Producer
Caroline Stevens Executive Producer
John Battsek Producer
Jessica Ludgrove Producer
Agi Orsi Producer
Fisher Stevens Producer
Tim Williams Producer

Editors

Paul Crowder

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