Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
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Nucky visits Gillian, Luciano and Lansky deal with Narcisse and young Nucky faces a turning point. In Chicago, Capone prepares to face trial and in New York Margaret becomes a stock operator a la Joe Kennedy. Scores are made and settled.


Timothy Van Patten (as Tim Van Patten)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Buscemi ... Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Kelly Macdonald ... Margaret Thompson
Michael Shannon ... Nelson Van Alden (credit only)
Shea Whigham ... Elias 'Eli' Thompson
Stephen Graham ... Al Capone
Vincent Piazza ... Lucky Luciano
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Chalky White (credit only)
Paul Sparks ... Mickey Doyle (credit only)
Jeffrey Wright ... Valentin Narcisse
Ben Rosenfield ... Willie Thompson (credit only)
Gretchen Mol ... Gillian Darmody
Anatol Yusef ... Meyer Lansky
Ian Hart ... Ethan Thompson
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Ralph Capone
Marc Pickering ... Deputy Sheriff Enoch Thompson


In 1931 Nucky and Eli go their separate ways as the Thompsons abandon their rule of Atlantic City. Nucky also says farewell to William, Margaret, and Gillian as the Feds successfully prosecute Capone. Luciano revenges himself on Narcisse, and a new power structure governs organized crime. The origins of the characters are shown as the story flashes back to 1897. Written by duke1029

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Crime | Drama | History


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Release Date:

21 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Yonkers, New York, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


Unlike the murdered Rothstein, the three main real-life gangsters still alive at the end of the series - Meyer Lansky, Charlie Luciano and Johnny Torrio - not only survived the Prohibition Era, they lived long enough to die of natural causes. Lansky died at age 80 of lung cancer in 1983 at his Miami Beach home. Luciano died in 1962 of a heart attack at age 64 in Naples, Italy. Torrio died in 1957 of a heart attack at age 75 in Brooklyn. See more »


When young Nucky confronts his father, he throws down his hat and coat. When he picks up the coat later, the hat is gone. See more »


Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: [visiting Gillian in the asylum] Let's just get something straight. Whatever you want, whatever you think I will do, that won't be possible, all right? You were very clever. You made a bargain. You saved your own neck, and that's more than other people can say. I'm not someone you should look to for help. I'm leaving here. Starting something new. I won't be back. You'll have your own room inside, that's been arranged. And if you get yourself out, there'll be money in a trust account. But that's ...
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References Scarface (1932) See more »


The Nightmare
Performed by Clyde McCoy
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Probably one of the best in a whole
12 November 2014 | by mateo130See all my reviews

As Red_Identity wrote above, this show cannot get better in terms of technical aspects. Precision, elegance, the pictures and the music of course. How all these small pieces are put together to form a true masterpice. I simply cannot imagine how difficult it can be to do something which is so immersive. The only thing I miss is the smell of these rooms... I think the characters were real authentic, all of them had great backgrounds, all of them had just the right motives to get the story going. I especially loved Harrows, the war veteran. For a side character it couldn't get better than this in my opinion. Some people think that the story is not so exciting maybe that is why it lost most of the audience through the years. For me it was very good, very simple and highly entertaining with the clubs, the feelings, it was so well presented. I am very disappointed because this was something worth watching however the story feels a whole after the closing scene.

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