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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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Series cast summary:
...  Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson 57 episodes, 2010-2014
...  Margaret Thompson / ... 56 episodes, 2010-2014
...  Nelson Van Alden / ... 56 episodes, 2010-2014
...  Elias 'Eli' Thompson 56 episodes, 2010-2014
...  Al Capone 57 episodes, 2010-2014
...  Lucky Luciano 57 episodes, 2010-2014
...  Chalky White 56 episodes, 2010-2014
...  Mickey Doyle 56 episodes, 2010-2014
...  Gillian Darmody 53 episodes, 2010-2014
...  Arnold Rothstein 48 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Eddie Kessler 48 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Richard Harrow 41 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Meyer Lansky 31 episodes, 2010-2014
...  Tommy Darmody 30 episodes, 2010-2013
Connor Noon ...  Tommy Darmody 30 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Emily Schroeder 29 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Emily Schroeder 29 episodes, 2010-2013
Declan McTigue ...  Teddy Schroeder / ... 28 episodes, 2010-2013
Rory McTigue ...  Teddy Schroeder / ... 28 episodes, 2010-2013
...  James 'Jimmy' Darmody 25 episodes, 2010-2012
...  Angela Darmody 24 episodes, 2010-2011
...  Lucy Danziger 24 episodes, 2010-2011
...  Commodore Louis Kaestner 24 episodes, 2010-2011
...  Owen Sleater 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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Boardwalk Empire: O Império do Contrabando  »

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Alec Baldwin was considered for the role of "Nucky" Thompson. See more »

Goofs

Both Western Electric and Automatic Electric candlestick telephones are shown. These were competing manufacturing companies that would not be seen in the same geographical area. The "Bell System" would use only Western Electric telephones connected to their telephone lines. Independent telephone companies would use Automatic Electric and many other manufacturers telephones connected to their telephone lines. See more »

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Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: What's 'Motherfucker' mean?
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.178 (2012) See more »

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Straight Up and Down
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Written & Performed by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
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Best Pilot I've Ever Seen! A New Milestone for TV?
23 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

A couple of days a go, I saw the pilot of Boardwalk Empire, directed by Maestro Martin Scorsese and written by Terence Winter, one of the main writers of the Sopranos. This is by far the best pilot I've ever seen. Impeccably directed; pure Scorsese, brilliantly written, perfectly casted, amazingly acted and just visually stunning! The look Mr. Scorsese established for the show is a joy to watch and hopefully the other directors will be able to emulate it, but I guess since we have Tim Van Patten, Allen Coulter and Alan Taylor directing most of the episodes, we're safe! From the first episode, Boardwalk Empire shows a great promise. It's about time Steve Buscemi got a leading role, a fine actor and a show stealer, and he's nothing short of great here, with a great supporting show to carry the show with him.

If the show continues like the pilot, and keeps using great soundtracks like the ones Mr. Scorsese used for the pilot. Then we have a third show to join the Sopranos and the Wire. And the fact that HBO renewed the show for a second season two days after it's premiere says something.

Will be watching.


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