Set in the Prohibition era of the 1920s Boardwalk Empire is the story of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, the treasurer of Atlantic County, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Due to his relationships with mobsters as well as political contacts, the Federal Government start to take an interest in him. His lavish lifestyle seems at odds with his position, and as well as his connections, there is prolific bootlegging in the area. Written by
You Can't Be Half A Gangster
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Did You Know?
1920s Atlantic City was recreated for this series in a set in Brooklyn, New York. Executive producer and pilot director Martin Scorsese
was so exacting in accuracy that (for example) he insisted the planks on the boardwalk be of the same exact size as they were in Atlantic City at that time. See more
Al Capone's son, Sonny, is portrayed as being entirely deaf at the age of two. In real life Sonny contracted an infection that left him only partially deaf and only at age seven. However, this series is intended to be fictional, not based on real life events. Factual inaccuracies are therefore not considered goofs. See more
James 'Jimmy' Darmody
You can't be half a gangster, Nucky. Not anymore.
Straight Up and Down
Written by Anton Newcombe
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