Boardwalk Empire (2010– )

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A reputable Atlantic City politician strives to maintain power by equally collaborating with both the law and gangsters.

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Series cast summary:
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 Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson (57 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Al Capone (51 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Lucky Luciano (51 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Margaret Thompson / ... (50 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Nelson Van Alden (50 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Elias 'Eli' Thompson (50 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Chalky White (50 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Mickey Doyle (50 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Arnold Rothstein (48 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Eddie Kessler (48 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Gillian Darmody (47 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Richard Harrow (41 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Tommy Darmody (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Tommy Darmody (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Emily Schroeder (29 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Emily Schroeder (29 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Meyer Lansky (28 episodes, 2010-2014)
Declan McTigue ...
 Teddy Schroeder / ... (28 episodes, 2010-2013)
Rory McTigue ...
 Teddy Schroeder / ... (28 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 James 'Jimmy' Darmody (25 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Angela Darmody (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Lucy Danziger (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Commodore Louis Kaestner (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Owen Slater (23 episodes, 2011-2012)
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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 WellardRockard

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Atlantic City, 1920. When alcohol was outlawed, outlaws became kings. See more »

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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Arnold Rothstein: [during a card game] What should I do here, Charlie?
Lucky Luciano: Depends on what the other guy got.
Arnold Rothstein: Depends on what the other gentleman has.
Lucky Luciano: Right.
Arnold Rothstein: Well? What does he have?
Lucky Luciano: How should I know? I'm no swami.
Arnold Rothstein: The very reason this game is so challenging. There's a lot of money in that pot. How much do you think is in there?
Buck: Plenty.
Arnold Rothstein: 22,500$. How much mining equipment do you have to sell to make 22 grand, Buck?
Buck: A lot. Now are you gonna call or fold?
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Referenced in Who Do You Think You Are?: Steve Buscemi (2011) See more »

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Season of the Witch
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Written by Donovan
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Simply ... WOW!
22 September 2010 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

What a wonderful pilot!

First i read some reviews before watching pilot, and they where saying how "boooring" this episode was. Hell no! That was one of the best pilots in a ... ever! When you have screenwriter of "Sopranos" and Mr. M.Scorsese in a director chair - nothing can go wrong! A pilot of "Boardwalk Empire" reminded my of "Goodfellas", "Sopranos" (i read that behind this show is a writer of "Sopranos" after watching pilot) and ... "Departed" - it's was THAT good.

If this show will live up to the pilot - we have a new Emmy winner in all possible categories.

Watch it and don't wary about negative reviews - this is a really great show.


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