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

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Once in a Lifetime
Once in a lifetime.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed byPaul Crowder
John Dower
Produced byJohn Battsek
Fisher Stevens
Tim Williams
StarringMatt Dillon (narrator)
Giorgio Chinaglia
Jay Emmett
Clive Toye
Gordon Bradley
Ahmet Ertegun
Raphael de la Sierra
Franz Beckenbauer
Carlos Alberto
Peppe Pinton
Distributed byMiramax Films
GreeneStreet Films
ESPN
Release date
  • July 7, 2006 (2006-07-07)
Running time
97 minutes
LanguageEnglish

Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos is a 2006 documentary film about the New York Cosmos, one of the most famous soccer clubs in the history of the United States.

Overview[edit]

The movie premiered on July 7, 2006 in the New York City area. Miramax distributed the film only in limited release. The movie combines the narration of veteran actor Matt Dillon with interviews with many of the team's legendary star players (with the notable exception of Pelé) and footage of the team in the North American Soccer League in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The film was released in conjunction with a companion piece book, Once in a Lifetime: The Incredible Story of the New York Cosmos (ISBN 0802142885), written by Gavin Newsham and released in 2006.[1]

Released soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack released on CD includes many of the songs listed below.

The in-movie soundtrack includes[edit]

Reception[edit]

The critics gave the movie a positive review.[2][3][4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holland, Phil (April 4, 2007). "Once in a Lifetime". Soccernet. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Catsoulis, Jeannette (7 July 2006). "Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos - Review - Movies" – via NYTimes.com.
  3. ^ "ESPN.com - E-Ticket: When Soccer Ruled The USA". www.espn.com.
  4. ^ Tobias, Scott. "Once In A Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story Of The New York Cosmos". Film.
  5. ^ Williams, Bob (6 December 2016). "Twice in a Lifetime: New York Cosmos on brink of folding for the second time" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006)". PopMatters. 7 July 2006.

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