Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 19, 2010
Status
Final Season
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
HBO TV Network
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Boardwalk Empire

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.

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Boardwalk Empire Season 1 (2010)

1x01 1 1x01 Boardwalk Empire
America in 1920. The Great War is over, Wall Street is about to boom and everything is for sale, even the World Series. It is a time of change when women are getting the vote, broadcast ...
Sep. 19, 2010
1x02 1 1x02 The Ivory Tower
Straight-laced, uptight Agent Nelson Van Alden investigates a crime which he feels has been pinned on a scapegoat, so pays a visit to Nucky and leaves convinced that the Treasurer is ...
Sep. 26, 2010
1x03 1 1x03 Broadway Limited
An unlikely witness threatens to expose the perpetrators of the woods massacre, sending Eli – and Agent Nelson Van Alden – rushing to the hospital. As Nucky re-evaluates his relationship ...
Oct. 03, 2010
1x04 1 1x04 Anastasia
In Chicago, Jimmy bonds with one of Johnny Torrio's prostitutes, Pearl, and finds himself increasingly at odds with the hot-headed Al Capone. Back in Atlantic City, Nucky looks to leverage ...
Oct. 10, 2010
1x05 1 1x05 Nights in Ballygran
On the day of the annual St. Patrick's Eve dinner, Nucky deals with his jealous brother's oratory ambitions, as well as a group of disenchanted "Leprechauns." Feeling ignored by Nucky, ...
Oct. 17, 2010
1x06 1 1x06 Family Limitation
After the brazen robbery of one of his ward bosses, Nucky turns up the heat on Lucky Luciano. An emboldened Margaret stands up to Lucy at the dress shop, then accepts an offer from ...
Oct. 24, 2010
1x07 1 1x07 Home
After his father Ethan is injured in a fall, Nucky uses the opportunity to refurbish his childhood home. During a visit to an army hospital, Jimmy befriends disfigured vet Richard Harrow, ...
Oct. 31, 2010
1x08 1 1x08 Hold Me In Paradise
While visiting Chicago during the Republican National Convention, Nucky gets some alarming news from Atlantic City.
Nov. 07, 2010
1x09 1 1x09 Belle Femme
Nucky braces for war with a rival faction; Jimmy stands by his alibi; Margaret helps out Madame Jeunet.
Nov. 14, 2010
1x10 1 1x10 The Emerald City
Nucky asks Margaret to toe the party line; Angela witnesses Jimmy's violent side; Capone faces a crossroads; Van Alden grapples with his emotions.
Nov. 21, 2010
1x11 1 1x11 Paris Green
Nucky shakes up the status quo; Jimmy deals with some tricky family issues; Van Alden addresses Agent Sebso's “temptations.”
Nov. 28, 2010
1x12 1 1x12 A Return to Normalcy
Nucky wonders how much change Election day will bring to Atlantic City. Torrio tries to be the peacemaker between two bitter rivals with dire consequences. Jimmy, as well as Margaret, ...
Dec. 05, 2010
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Season 1 Characters

Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson played by Steve Buscemi
James 'Jimmy' Darmody played by Michael Pitt (II)
Margaret Schroeder played by Kelly Macdonald
Nelson Van Alden played by Michael Shannon (V)
Elias 'Eli' Thompson played by Shea Whigham
Angela Darmody played by Aleksa Palladino
Arnold Rothstein played by Michael Stuhlbarg
Al Capone played by Stephen Graham
Lucky Luciano played by Vincent Piazza
Lucy Danziger played by Paz de la Huerta
Chalky White played by Michael K. Williams
Eddie Kessler played by Anthony Laciura
Mickey Doyle played by Paul Sparks (II)
Commodore Louis Kaestner played by Dabney Coleman
Tommy Darmody played by Connor Noon
Emily Schroeder played by Josie Gallina
Ward Boss O'Neill played by William Hill
Teddy Schroeder played by Declan McTigue
Gillian Darmody played by Gretchen Mol
Agent Sebso played by Erik Weiner
Ward Boss Neary played by Robert Clohessy
Deputy Halloran played by Adam Mucci
Ward Boss Fleming played by Victor Verhaeghe
Johnny Torrio played by Greg Antonacci
Ignatius D'Alessio played by Edoardo Ballerini

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Season 1 Videos

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Season 1 Quotes

01x07 - Home Season 1 / Episode 7: - Home

James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Relax, I'm not gonna kill you... Did you serve, Liam? In the war.
Liam: I had pneumatic fever.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Three years. France, mostly. It's almost impossible to describe the horror... It's a living... waking... nightmare... There was a soldier, a German; him and his men tried to attack our position in the Argonne forest. It was nighttime. While he was trying to climb through some barbwire, I shot him twice; once in the stomach, once in the neck. He slumped over the barbwire, and no matter what he did to try and wriggle free, it just got worse for him. I left him there, like that, for days, listening to him moaning, crying, "mutti, mutti, mutti"; that's German for "mama"; "mama", that's what he kept saying. The curious thing is that despite the fact that his situation was utterly hopeless, he didn't wanna die. I offered to kill him several times, but he just kept fighting. Like some miracle would befall him, get him out of his predicament. We hold on so desperately to life; some people feel, certainly in that soldiers situation, that being alive is much, much worse... I'm gonna go now... I don't wanna ever see you again.
Liam: You won't.
01x02 - The Ivory Tower Season 1 / Episode 2: - The Ivory Tower

Arnold Rothstein: There was a man once. I don't recall his name. Frequented the billiard parlors downtown. He made a comfortable living wagering whether he could swallow certain objects, billiard balls being a specialty. He'd pick a ball, take it down his gullet to here, and regurgitate it back up. And one evening, I decided to challenge this man to a wager. Ten thousand in cash for him to do the trick with a billiard ball of my choosing. Now, he knew I'd seen him do this a dozen times, so I can only surmise that he thought I was stupid. We laid down the cash and I handed him the cue ball. He swallowed it down. It lodged in his throat, and he choked to death on the spot. What I knew and he didn't was that the cue ball was one-sixteenth of an inch larger than the other balls. Just too large to swallow. Do you know what the moral of this tale is, Mr. Yale?
Frankie Yale: Don't eat a cue ball?
Arnold Rothstein: The moral of this story is that if I'd cause a stranger to choke to death for my own amusement, what do you think I'll do to you if you don't tell me who ordered you to kill Colosimo?
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 10 - Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The agent refers to to Margaret Schroeder as having come from Co. Kerry, but in her Ellis island documentation from previous episodes she came from Co. Galway.
  • Episode 02 - During the episode, there is a radio broadcast of a horse race featuring a horse named "White Shadow." Timothy Van Patten, the director of this episode, played "Salami" for the entire run of the TV series "The White Shadow" from 1978-1981.
  • Episode 01 - As of the date of its release, the pilot episode is the most expensive pilot for a TV show ever produced.
  • Episode 10 - Margaret tells Richard that she is reading to the children out of "The Wizard of Oz," later the basis for The Wizard of Oz. Oddly, both the book pictured on-screen and the text spoken come from "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz," the fourth book in L. Frank
  • Episode 03 - The New York State Independence Party Chairman Frank MacKay's son appears in HBO's miniseries "Boardwalk Empire." Clayton MacKay, age 8, has a nonspeaking part in a scene that includes actor Michael Shannon as an FBI agent. MacKay said his son broke up other cast members when Tim Van Patten, who

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