DirectorPaul Crowder, John Dower Release dateJuly 7, 2006 WriterJohn Dower (story), Mark Monroe (screenplay), Mark Monroe (story) Initial releaseMay 19, 2006 (Republic of Ireland) CastPelé (Himself (archive footage)), Franz Beckenbauer (Himself), Carlos Alberto (Himself), Raphael de la Sierra (Himself), Phil Woosnam (Himself), Jay Emmett (Himself) Similar moviesThe Last Witch Hunter, The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Incredible Hulk, The Terminal, 13 Going On 30
TaglineThe untold story of the team that had America at its feet.
Once in a lifetime the extraordinary story of the new york cosmos
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.
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.
The soundtrack released on CD includes many of the songs listed below.
The in-movie soundtrack includes
4hero - "Les Fleur"
Art Jerry Miller - "Grab a Handful"
The Commodores - "Machine Gun"
Creative Source - "Who Is He and What Is He to You?"
David Holmes - Gritty Shaker"
Dinah Washington - "Is You Is or Is You Aint My Baby?" (Rae n' Christian mix)
Donna Summer - "I Feel Love"
Fila Brazillia - "President Chimp Toe"
Free Association - "Sugar Man"
The Jackson Sisters - "I Believe in Miracles"
The Jam - "Precious"
James Brown - "The Boss"
John Miles - "Highfly"
Jr. Walker & The All Stars - "Nothing But Soul"
Jr. Walker & The All Stars - "Right On Brothers and Sisters"
Jr. Walker & The All Stars - "Walk in the Night"
KansasCali - "U Gotta Fight!"
Kool & The Gang - "Dujii"
Kool & The Gang - "Summer Madness"
The Love Unlimited Orchestra (see Barry White) - "Strange Games & Things"
Maceo And The Macks (see Maceo Parker) - "Cross the Tracks (We Better Go Back)"
The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool"
Marlena Shaw - "Woman of the Ghetto"
The Osmonds - "Crazy Horses"
Parliament - "Supergroove..."
The Penfifteen Club - "Disco MF"
The Pretenders - "The Wait"
Primal Scream - "Rocks"
Sparks - "This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us"