Once in a Lifetime Opens Limited: Friday, July 7 We have at least one Zap2it staffer who played organized soccer for 10 years and never scored a single goal. That's kinda sad and pathetic. Nobody would want to watch a documentary about his soccer heyday. However, the rise and fall of the New York Cosmos in the 1970s is much more entertaining and, thanks to superstars like Pele, features a lot more scoring. Set against the backdrop of the turbulent decade in New York City, "Once in a Lifetime" was co-directed by Paul Crowder, who honed his directing chops on films like "Dogtown and Z-Boys" and "Riding Giants." If names like Franz Beckenbauer, Carlos Alberto and Rodney Marsh fill you with memories of snorting coke in the back room at Studio 54, this is the documentary for you.
Text by Daniel Fienberg. Photo courtesy of Miramax.
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