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Documentary Sport Rated: 13+ (PG-13)20061h 37mOn: Rent or Buy Only Tags: New York 

In the 1970s the North American Soccer League marked the first attempt to introduce soccer to American sports fans. While most teams had only limited success at best, one managed to break through to genuine mainstream popularity - the New York Cosmos. The brainchild of Steve Ross (Major executive at Warner Communications) and the Ertegun brothers (Founders of Atlantic Records), the Cosmos got off to a rocky start in 1971, but things changed in 1975 when the world's most celebrated soccer star, the Brazilian champion Pele, signed with the Cosmos for a five-million-dollar payday. With the arrival of Pele, the Cosmos became a hit and the players became the toast of the town, earning their own private table at Studio 54. A number of other international soccer stars were soon lured to the Cosmos, including Franz Beckenbauer, Rodney Marsh, and Carlos Alberto, but with the turn of the decade, the team began losing favor with fans and folded in 1985.Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos featuring Pelé and Franz Beckenbauer is available for rent or purchase on iTunes, available for rent or purchase on Google Play, available for purchase on Prime Video, and 3 others. It's a documentary and sport movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (1,424 votes) and was well received by critics.

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#12,221 Ranked Movie

#404 Ranked in Sport Movies

#441 Ranked in New York Movies

#1620 Ranked in Documentary Movies

Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (1,424 votes) and was well received by critics. The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.

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