- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 3, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Miramax
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
- Subtitles - French, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Interviews: "Stories Of Pelé"
Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scene
- "1980 Soccer Bowl: Cosmos vs. Ft. Lauderdale Strikers"
- "1981 Soccer Bowl: Cosmos vs. Chicago Sting"
- "Pelé's Farewell Game"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Raphael de la Sierra,
Carlos Alberto &
John Battsek &
Director of Photography:
Frank DeMarco &
Executive Production by
Julie Goldman &
Total Film - 06/01/2006
4 stars out 5 -- "[T]his absorbing doc charts the swift rise and fall of a club....The filmmakers make intelligent use of lively interviews..."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2006
"[E]njoyable....ONCE IN A LIFETIME genuinely captures the game's eternal thrill."
New York Times - 07/07/2006
"Giddy, gossipy and endearingly unslick....[The film] chronicles the rise and fall of the most famous soccer team in the United States with slapdash glee."
Box Office - 09/01/2006
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n intriguing drama that directors Paul Crowder and John Dower are able to reconstruct through the candid and sometimes contradictory recollections of nearly every key figure involved."
Uncut - 10/01/2006
4 stars out of 4 -- "Pele, Cruyff and Beckenbauer...they're all featured in this documentary about the rise and fall of the New York Cosmos."
Ultimate DVD - 10/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "Told with humour and nostalgia, this is an interesting insight into an almost forgotten time in American sporting history."
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- Theatrical Release: July 7, 2006