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.
You Can't Be Half A Gangster
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The series is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition era. See more
The series never showed most of the numerous large hotel properties that existed in Atlantic City during the 1920s. While this likely due to the cost of doing so even using CGI, it also makes the city look much smaller than it was. See more
Meyer, Charlie, I believe you know Mr. Masseria.
Everybody knows Joe the boss.
Then perhaps you also know, though it is of course news to me, that a card game you operate is located in territory that Mr. Masseria considers to be his.
Not considers! Is mine.
My thinking was, before any more blood is shed, that a compromise can be reached.
Tompkins Square Park, my two nephews?
I don't know what you're talking about.
Apparently two of Mr. Masseria's emissaries ...
Straight Up and Down
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