Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire

A bustling little city by the seashore, totally dependent upon money spent by tourists, Atlantic City’s popularity rose in the early 20th century and peaked during Prohibition. The resort’s singular purpose of providing a good time to its visitors—whether lawful or not—demanded a single mentality to rule the town. Success of the local economy was the only ideology, and critics and do-gooders weren’t tolerated.

By 1900, a political juggernaut, funded by payoffs from gambling rooms, bars, and brothels, was firmly entrenched. For the next 70 years, Atlantic City was dominated by a partnership comprised of local politicians and racketeers. This unique alliance reached full bloom in the person of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson—the second of three bosses to head the Republican machine that dominated city politics and society.

In Boardwalk Empire, Nucky Thompson, Louis "the Commodore" Kuehnle, Frank "Hap" Farley, and Atlantic City itself spring to life in all their garish splendor. Author Nelson Johnson traces "AC" from its humble beginnings as Jonathan Pitney’s seaside health resort, through the notorious backroom politics and power struggles, to the city’s astonishing rebirth as an entertainment and gambling mecca where anything goes.

Boardwalk Empire is a colorful, irresistible history of a unique city and culture. Here is proof positive that truth is stranger and more compelling than fiction.

Episode Info

Prev: 5x08 -- Eldorado (Oct/26/2014)

After a shakeup, Nucky looks to relocate to Manhattan from Atlantic City. Margaret impresses Nucky and a grain-company stockholder; Luciano tends to unfinished business while establishing a mob commission; Willie shares underworld details with his boss, the U.S. Attorney; Nucky visits Gillian at the hospital. In 1897, Nucky copes with a family crisis, while making a deal with the Commodore that will settle his future.

Steve BuscemiSteve Buscemi
As Enoch "Nucky" Thompson
Kelly MacDonaldKelly MacDonald
As Margaret Schroeder
Michael Shannon (1)Michael Shannon (1)
As Nelson Van Alden
Shea WhighamShea Whigham
As Elias "Eli" Thompson
Michael StuhlbargMichael Stuhlbarg
As Arnold Rothstein
Stephen GrahamStephen Graham
As Al Capone
Vincent PiazzaVincent Piazza
As Charles Luciano
Anthony LaciuraAnthony Laciura
As Eddie Kessler
Paul SparksPaul Sparks
As Mieczyslaw "Mickey Doyle" Kuzik
Jack HustonJack Huston
As Richard Harrow (S2-; recurring previously)

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4x12: Farewell Daddy Blues recap: While Nucky is on the phone with Sally, his men outside are surrounded by masked gun men. His body guard is lead in at gun point by Chalky. Nucky says he had nothing to do with it but Chalky asks why he's cutting deals with Narcisse. Chalky wants Narcisse and Nucky says he wants the same thing... read more.

4x11: Havre De Grace recap: Chalky drives with Daughter and as they enter Havre De Grace, he says they are getting close. Two men drive them up to a house and tel them to wait in the car as they go to the door. They are at Oscar Boneau, Chalky's mentor from years ago. They get out of the car and meet Winston, Oscar's nephew... read more.

4x9: Marriage and Hunting recap: Van Alden tries to fix his plumbing when his wife needs to use the kitchen to care for the children. He needs to go to work though and she asks if the flower job is that important. She jokes that if he was being paid more for collecting money they would have water in the kitchen... read more.

4x7: William Wilson recap: Al Capone walks up to a police officer reading the newspaper and shoots him in the head. As panic erupts, Al jumps in a car and gets away... read more.

4x6: The North Star recap: As Nucky sits at a table, his coffee shakes. A waiter explains that they are over the rail tracks and the passing trains are causing the shake. Nucky says that sometimes people don't notice something right under their noses. Margaret walks over and sits with him. He informs her that Eddie is gone and gives her a present to give to Tommy. Nucky tries to explain Eddie's suicide but has a hard time telling her. She doesn't want to know anything about his work though and says she is getting over their time together. Margaret accepts the present for Tommy and leaves to go back to work... read more.
Recurring Guests

Connor Noon as Tommy Darmody (23 eps)
Anatol Yusef as Meyer Lansky (21 eps)
Rory McTigue as Teddy Schroeder (21 eps)
Lucy Gallina as Emily Schroeder (21 eps)
Victor Verhaeghe as Ward Boss Fleming (17 eps)
Robert Clohessy as Ward Boss Neary (15 eps)
Kevin O'Rourke as Edward Bader (15 eps)
Declan McTigue as Teddy Schroeder (15 eps)
Brady Noon as Tommy Darmody (15 eps)
Greg Antonacci as Johnny Torrio (14 eps)

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Type: Scripted
Genres: Crime, Drama
Status: Ended
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 19, 2010
Ended: October 26, 2014
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