The Great War is over, Wall Street is about to boom & everything is for sale. Its a time of change - women are getting the vote, broadcast radio is here & young people rule the world. Atlantic City, a spectacular resort known as The World's Playground, is a place where rules don't apply. Massive hotels line its famous Boardwalk and for a few $ a working man can live like a king - legally or not.
Last Episode05x08 Eldorado (Series Finale) Aired: Oct. 26, 2014
After a shakeup, Nucky looks to relocate to Manhattan from Atlantic City. Margaret impresses Nucky and a grain-company stockholder; Luciano …
Series Fun Facts
- The real life figure of Enoch "Nucky" Johnson served as the inspiration for the "Nucky" Thompson. Johnson was a physically commanding man, both tall and heavyset, with a receding hairline. He…
[show]The real life figure of Enoch "Nucky" Johnson served as the inspiration for the "Nucky" Thompson. Johnson was a physically commanding man, both tall and heavyset, with a receding hairline. He was quite unlike actor Steve Buscemi and resembled the character of Tony Soprano from The Sopranos. "Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter also wrote for The Sopranos and created the character "Nucky" Thompson with Buscemi in mind, partially to make a central figure differing largely from Tony Soprano.
- Many of the period recordings featured in season one of this series can also be found on the compact disc "Whispering: Hits of 1920" released by the Naxos label in 2002.
- The age difference between Gretchen Mol and Michael Pitt, who play mother and son, is nine years. (Mol's character is portrayed as having become a mother at the age of 13.)