Sep. 19, 2010
60 min.
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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 Kenneth 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
Teddy Schroeder played by Declan McTigue
Ward Boss O'Neill played by William Hill
Gillian Darmody played by Gretchen Mol
Agent Sebso played by Erik Weiner
Alderman Jim Neary played by Robert Clohessy
Deputy Halloran played by Adam Mucci
Ward Boss Fleming played by Victor Verhaeghe
Ignatius D'Alessio played by Edoardo Ballerini
Johnny Torrio played by Greg Antonacci

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Season 1 Videos

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Season 1 Quotes

01x02 - The Ivory Tower Season 1 / Episode 2: - The Ivory Tower

Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: What are you doing?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: It's 4:30. I'm clocking in.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Just like that? I'd say our relationship has changed rather significantly in the past few days. Wouldn't you agree?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: You tell me.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Actually, why don't you tell me? You can start with what the fuck happened the other night. How's that?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: All right.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Did I invite you to sit?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Me and Al, we got to talking about life.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Who's Al?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Capone. He works for Johnny Torrio.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: The chubby kid?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Yeah.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Did Torrio sanction this?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Only after the fact. It was my idea. Mine and Al's. We got to talking about life, family, money. He's got a little boy of his own.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Young children at home and there's no goddamn accountability whatsoever.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: I said I was sorry, Nuck.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Really? When was that?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: I'm sorry. I thought it would be easy, okay? Get the drop on them, swipe the truck. No one would get hurt.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: And me? Where'd I figure in?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: It would have never been traced back to you.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Well, guess what? A fed came in to see me this morning, standing right where you are now, asking questions about Saturday night.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: What'd you tell him?
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: To bugger himself. What the fuck do you think?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: There were deer in the woods. Al got spooked, he started shooting.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: So you kill four fucking guys?
01x08 - Hold Me In Paradise Season 1 / Episode 8: - Hold Me In Paradise

Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: [to Johnny Torrio] I'm a politioian. There are some things you can't buy in a cathouse.
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 02 - Goof (anachronisms): The Irish Sweepstakes began in 1930, ten years after prohibition began and when this episode is set.
  • Episode 01 - Goof (anachronisms): Music featured the tune "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" which was not produced until 1938.
  • Episode 09 - Sophie Tucker (1887-1966), the legendary "Last of the Red Hot Mamas," was a Ukranian born but thoroughly Americanized jazz singer, who belted out songs with the style and personality of Ethel Merman and Bette Midler, who were among the many performers who were influenced by her. Although she did make mov
  • Episode 11 - Goof (continuity error): When Van Alden is baptizing Agent Sebso, we see in alternating shots that Sebso is wearing socks, and not wearing socks as he kicks his legs out of the water.
  • Episode 01 - This episode takes place from January 15 to January 19, 1920.

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