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Boardwalk Empire 

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An Atlantic City, New Jersey politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.

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Terence Winter
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Steve Buscemi ...  Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson 57 episodes, 2010-2014
Kelly Macdonald ...  Margaret Thompson / ... 56 episodes, 2010-2014
Michael Shannon ...  Nelson Van Alden / ... 56 episodes, 2010-2014
Shea Whigham ...  Elias 'Eli' Thompson 56 episodes, 2010-2014
Stephen Graham ...  Al Capone 57 episodes, 2010-2014
Vincent Piazza ...  Lucky Luciano 57 episodes, 2010-2014
Michael Kenneth Williams ...  Chalky White 56 episodes, 2010-2014
Paul Sparks ...  Mickey Doyle 56 episodes, 2010-2014
Gretchen Mol ...  Gillian Darmody 53 episodes, 2010-2014
Michael Stuhlbarg ...  Arnold Rothstein 48 episodes, 2010-2013
Anthony Laciura ...  Eddie Kessler 48 episodes, 2010-2013
Jack Huston ...  Richard Harrow 41 episodes, 2010-2013
Anatol Yusef ...  Meyer Lansky 31 episodes, 2010-2014
Brady Noon ...  Tommy Darmody 30 episodes, 2010-2013
Connor Noon Connor Noon ...  Tommy Darmody 30 episodes, 2010-2013
Lucy Gallina ...  Emily Schroeder 29 episodes, 2010-2013
Josie Gallina ...  Emily Schroeder 29 episodes, 2010-2013
Declan McTigue Declan McTigue ...  Teddy Schroeder / ... 28 episodes, 2010-2013
Rory McTigue Rory McTigue ...  Teddy Schroeder / ... 28 episodes, 2010-2013
Michael Pitt ...  James 'Jimmy' Darmody 25 episodes, 2010-2012
Aleksa Palladino ...  Angela Darmody 24 episodes, 2010-2011
Paz de la Huerta ...  Lucy Danziger 24 episodes, 2010-2011
Dabney Coleman ...  Commodore Louis Kaestner 24 episodes, 2010-2011
Charlie Cox ...  Owen Sleater 23 episodes, 2011-2012
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Storyline

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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No One Goes Quietly. (Season 5) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | History

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boardwalk Empire See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The series is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition era. See more »

Goofs

While much of the clothing was period specific for the major players, numerous minor performers wore clothing that was clearly made in the later 20th and early 21st century. This becomes most obvious in the latter seasons of the series. 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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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Steve Buscemi/The Black Keys (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Straight Up and Down
(Opening Theme)
Written & Performed by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
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User Reviews

 
Terence Winter and Tim Van Pattern are back!!
4 October 2010 | by daviddumont_1See all my reviews

And they teamed up with Scorsese and Buscemi.

I really liked the pilot, but it was the 2nd episode that really hooked me up!! The characters are so well written, filled with humanity and contradictions.

Most of the dramatic situations are pretty conventional, but, as someone once said: "it is better to start with a cliché than to end with it".

I have no doubt the show will end up being a freshening experience for the crime genre fans.

And no, Nukcy Thompson is not Tony Soprano. This is not a family drama.

This is something else, and thank god they aren't repeating the Sopranos formula, but going in a different direction, which I'm sure give great results :-)


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