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Review: A Landmark NYC Police Standoff in 'Hold Your Fire'

This image released by IFC Films shows a scene from "Hold Your Fire." (IFC Films via AP)
This image released by IFC Films shows a scene from "Hold Your Fire." (IFC Films via AP)

(AP) -- When there are so many fictional, burly varieties of heroes so regularly on movie screens, it's jarring to see that the genuine article can be a humble, gaunt former traffic cop who believed in the power of talking.

Harvey Schlossberg, who had a doctorate in psychology, is one of the faces of Stefan Forbes' gripping and illuminating documentary “Hold Your Fire," which chronicles a 1973 robbery of a Brooklyn sporting good store that turned into a hostage standoff that lasted 47 hours with throngs of observers and protesters huddled nearby beneath the elevated subway.