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
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Did You Know?
The real life figure of Enoch "Nucky" Johnson served as the inspiration for the "Nucky" Thompson. Johnson was a physically commanding man, both tall and heavyset, with a receding hairline. He was quite unlike actor Steve Buscemi
and resembled the character of Tony Soprano from The Sopranos
(1999). "Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter
also wrote for The Sopranos
(1999) and created the character "Nucky" Thompson with Buscemi in mind, partially to make a central figure differing largely from Tony Soprano. 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
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