"A searing look into a little-known moment in history with profound repercussions for how we understand policing today." - Tambay Obenson, Indiewire

"A fascinating case study in how deadly it can be when police officers simply refuse to see the big picture." - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

Brooklyn, 1972. Twenty-three year old Shu’aib Raheem and four young men enter a sporting goods store to steal guns for self-defense, sparking the longest hostage siege in NYPD history. Director Forbes crafts a gripping and thought-provoking account of this long misunderstood event from all perspectives involved, including the robbers, the hostages, and NYPD psychologist Harvey Schlossberg.

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Best Documentary, Doc NYC
Nominee - Best Documentary, Palm Springs International Film Festival
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival

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