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 Brady Noon
Ward Boss O'Neill played by William Hill
Emily Schroeder played by Lucy Gallina
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

01x04 - Anastasia Season 1 / Episode 4: - Anastasia

Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Appropriations money. Almost $30 million for Jersey alone you can bet your keester I'm going to get a piece of that pie.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: [Eddie looks confused] It's an expression, "a piece of the pie". Don't you have pie in Germany?
Eddie Kessler: We have strudel.
01x03 - Broadway Limited Season 1 / Episode 3: - Broadway Limited

James 'Jimmy' Darmody: I thought we killed them all.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: [exasperated] He thought- fucking Aristotle!
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 01 - The expression, "Joe, say it isn't so" is a reference to Shoeless Joe Jackson and the 'fixed' 1919 World Series with the Chicago White Sox (a.k.a Black Sox Scandal.)
  • Episode 07 - Jack Huston based his character Richard Harrow partially on a young, shell-shocked soldier whose story is told in the documentary Let There Be Light (1946), directed by Huston's grandfather, John Huston.
  • Episode 01 - Goof (anachronisms): The comic strip "Gasoline Alley" was created in 1918 with the purpose of informing its readers about the upkeep of the new consumer product - automobiles. after a few years the publisher asked the strip's creator Frank King to widen the feature's appeal to women by writing in
  • Episode 04 - Ironically, the KKK meeting scenes were shot in Harlem.
  • Episode 01 - The Sophie Tucker recording of "Some of These Days," which plays over the scene where Nucky looks in on the baby incubator store front, would have been nine years old at the time the events in this episode take place (it was recorded in 1911).

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