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Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web (2017)

The Silk Road, described as the Amazon of illegal drugs, appeared on the Dark Web in 2011. The brainchild of a mysterious, libertarian intellectual who evaded all attempts to track him down until a young IRS inspector cracked the case.

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Emily James, Mark Lewis

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Mark Lewis
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Credited cast:
Gary Alford Gary Alford ... Himself - Internal Revenue Service (as Special Agent Gary Alford)
Alex Ryan Bauer Alex Ryan Bauer ... Himself
Austin Berglas Austin Berglas ... Himself - Head of Cyber Branch, FBI New York
Andy Greenberg Andy Greenberg ... Himself - Wired Magazine
Liam Hawley Liam Hawley ... Ross Ulbricht
Thomas Kiernan Thomas Kiernan ... Himself - Cyber Branch, FBI New York (as Thomas 'T.K.' Kiernan)
Joshua Terry Joshua Terry ... Himself - Roommate
Ross Ulbricht ... Himself
Nele Vandeginste Nele Vandeginste ... Julia Vie
Julia Vie Julia Vie ... Herself - Girlfriend
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The Silk Road, described as the Amazon of illegal drugs, appeared on the Dark Web in 2011. The brainchild of a mysterious, libertarian intellectual who evaded all attempts to track him down until a young IRS inspector cracked the case.

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21 August 2017 (UK) See more »

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Grear way to put faces to names.
24 September 2018 | by drbarbc-526-517466See all my reviews

I watched this immediately after finishing the exceptional book "American Kingpin" by Nick Bilton, which details the creation of the Silk Road as well as the investigation. This documentary was a great way to see the faces of the those involved. I had pictured Ross and others differently in my mind.

If you are interested in the Silk Road, I would not start here. Start with the book, it's the best of nonfiction, in that it reads like a novel, a real page-turner. Then, check out this documentary. The story of the Silk Road is compelling and well worth your time.


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