Boardwalk Empire is a Drama programme that first aired in 2010.

Boardwalk Empire is a 5 star programme

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Boardwalk Empire (2010)

America in 1920: The Great War was over, Wall Street was about to boom and everything was for sale, even the World Series.

It was a time of change when women got the vote, broadcast radio began and young people ruled the world. From Terence Winter, Emmy Award-winning writer of "The Sopranos" and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is set in Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition, when the sale of alcohol became illegal throughout the United States.

On the beach in southern New Jersey sat Atlantic City, a spectacular resort known as "The World's Playground," a place where the rules didn't apply. Massive hotels lined its famous Boardwalk, which featured nightclubs, amusement piers and entertainment that rivaled Broadway. For a few dollars, a working man could get away and live like a king – legally or illegally.

The undisputed ruler of Atlantic City was the town's treasurer, Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (Steve Buscemi), a political fixer and backroom dealer who was equal parts politician and gangster and equally comfortable in either role. Because of its strategic location on the seaboard, the town was a hub of activity for rum-runners, minutes from Philadelphia, hours from New York City and less than a day's drive from Chicago. And Nucky Thompson took full advantage.

Along with his brother Elias (Shea Whigham), the town's sheriff, and a crew of ward bosses and local thugs, Nucky carved out a niche for himself as the man to see for any illegal alcohol. He was an equal-opportunity gangster, doing business with Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg), "Big Jim" Colosimo (Frank Crudele), "Lucky" Luciano (Vincent Piazza) and Al Capone (Stephen Graham).

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 90 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2010

Rating:
5/5 Stars

Production Country: USA

Main Cast

Image for Steve BuscemiSteve Buscemi...Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Image for Kelly MacdonaldKelly Macdonald...Margaret Schroeder, Margaret Thompson
Image for Michael ShannonMichael Shannon...Agent Nelson Van Alden, Nelson Van Alden
Shea Whigham...Elias 'Eli' Thompson, Elias Thompson
Michael Stuhlbarg...Arnold Rothstein
Image for Stephen GrahamStephen Graham...Al Capone
Image for Vincent PiazzaVincent Piazza...Lucky Luciano
Michael Kenneth Williams...Chalky White
Anthony Laciura...Eddie Kessler
Paul Sparks...Mickey Doyle
Image for Gretchen MolGretchen Mol...Gillian, Gillian Darmody
Jack Huston...Richard Harrow
Brady Noon...Tommy Darmody
Connor Noon...Tommy Darmody
Lucy Gallina...Emily Schroeder
Josie Gallina...Emily Schroeder
Declan McTigue...Teddy Schroeder, Teddy Thompson
Rory McTigue...Teddy Schroeder, Teddy Thompson
Anatol Yusef...Meyer Lansky
Michael Pitt...James 'Jimmy' Darmody