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.
Atlantic City, 1920. When alcohol was outlawed, outlaws became kings.
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Did You Know?
The real-life figure of Enoch "Nucky" Johnson served as the inspiration for "Nucky" Thompson. Johnson was a physically commanding man, both tall and heavyset, with a receding hairline. He was quite unlike Steve Buscemi
, and resembled the character of Tony Soprano from The Sopranos
(1999). Creator Terence Winter
also wrote for The Sopranos
(1999), and created the character "Nucky" Thompson with Buscemi in mind, partially to make a central figure differing largely from Tony Soprano. See more
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
These here are my daddy tools.
What are you going to do with them?
Well, I ain't building no bookcase.
Straight Up and Down
Written & Performed by The Brian Jonestown Massacre See more