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?
Many of the period recordings featured in season one of this series can also be found on the compact disc "Whispering: Hits of 1920" released by the Naxos label in 2002. 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
I would be honored to name my child after you.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Enoch? You couldn't possibly be so cruel.
Straight Up and Down
Written by Anton Newcombe
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