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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Many of the characters surrounding Nucky Thompson and all but the basics of Thompson's life are fictionalized. Major exceptions are the infamous gangsters depicted (i.e. Al Capone, Johnny Torio, Lucky Luciano, Arnold Rothstein & Meyer Lansky), who were based by the writers and actors to some extend on the real criminals' personalities and actions. 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
Meyer, Charlie, I believe you know Mr. Masseria.
Everybody knows Joe the boss.
Then perhaps you also know, though it is of course news to me, that a card game you operate is located in territory that Mr. Masseria considers to be his.
Not considers! Is mine.
My thinking was, before any more blood is shed, that a compromise can be reached.
Tompkins Square Park, my two nephews?
I don't know what you're talking about.
Apparently two of Mr. Masseria's emissaries ...
Season of the Witch
Written by Donovan
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