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
The exterior set of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel set was built with the interior included, up to the elevator doors, so characters could be seen entering and exiting the hotel in unbroken shots. 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 »
There's another 50 in the car. They're ingersolls.
I wish you would stop with this. We schlep around with a box of watches, what do we look like?
Fellas who know what time it is.
Might as well set up a pushcart.
[comes in, surprised]
Arnold Rothstein's here.
We're talking, Benny.
Oh. So I should tell him go fuck a duck?
Enough with the crazy shit already, huh?
[glancing at Rothstein through the window]
Bring him in before he breaks the house.
[they scramble to look presentable]
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This show is loaded with excellent acting and writing!!!!! It's worth watching every minute and shot. Steve Buscemi definitely deserves an Emmy for his portrayal of "Nucky." I haven't enjoyed a show from HBO this much since "Deadwood." The characters are well layered and the dialogue is fantastic. The supporting cast is immensely talented and the scenery is simply gorgeous. Michael Pitt is a pleasure to watch in his, complex role of the war hero gone bad. I hope this show lasts a lot longer than "Deadwood" did and makes household names out of its cast. I'll keep my HBO subscription forever if more shows like these are on the horizon.
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