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An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.

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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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19 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Boardwalk Empire: O Império do Contrabando  »

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Michael Stuhlbarg researched his role as Arnold Rothstein so thoroughly that the show's writers found that he knew more about Rothstein than they did, and they deferred to his judgment of the character. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Arnold Rothstein: [referring to D'Alessio brothers] Do you know what the nice thing is about the Bronx zoo, Charlie? There are bars between you and the monkeys.
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Referenced in Family Guy: Secondhand Spoke (2014) 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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Terence Winter and Tim Van Pattern are back!!
4 October 2010 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

And they teamed up with Scorsese and Buscemi.

I really liked the pilot, but it was the 2nd episode that really hooked me up!! The characters are so well written, filled with humanity and contradictions.

Most of the dramatic situations are pretty conventional, but, as someone once said: "it is better to start with a cliché than to end with it".

I have no doubt the show will end up being a freshening experience for the crime genre fans.

And no, Nukcy Thompson is not Tony Soprano. This is not a family drama.

This is something else, and thank god they aren't repeating the Sopranos formula, but going in a different direction, which I'm sure give great results :-)


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