Set in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at the dawn of Prohibition, Boardwalk Empire centres around Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the town treasurer, political fixer and backroom dealer. Equal parts politician and gangster, Nucky’s business partners included the likes of Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg), “Big Jim” Colosimo (Frank Crudele), “Lucky” Luciano (Vincent Piazza) and Al Capone (Stephen Graham).
Using the town’s strategic location on the Eastern seaboard between Philadelphia, Chicago and New York City to his full advantage, Nucky carved out a niche for himself as the man to see for any illegal alcohol, along with his brother Elias (Shea Whigham) the town’s sheriff, and a crew of ward bosses and local thugs.
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