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Boardwalk Empire

Episode 1.01 : Boardwalk Empire

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

September 19, 2010

Distributor

HBO

Genre

Drama

Show Period

2010 - now

Production Company

Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage

Cast and Crew


Director

Martin Scorsese

Screenwriter

Terence Winter

Main Cast

Synopsis


It's January 1920. On the eve of Prohibition, Nucky Thompson, Atlantic City's Treasurer, condemns alcohol at a Women's Temperance League meeting. This is where he is noticed by Margaret Schroeder, a pretty, pregnant housewife who comes to him for help in getting her abusive husband, Hans, a job. Later that evening, the duplicitous Nucky privately tells his ward bosses about the opportunity to make huge profits selling bootleg liquor. At a countdown-to-midnight blast at Babette's Supper Club, he assures Jimmy Darmody, a recently returned WWI vet, that his appointment as "Man Friday" to the new Chief Clerk of the Fourth Ward, Paddy Ryan, will lead to bigger things. Jimmy, meanwhile, has higher aspirations and ends up making an alliance that may have dire consequences for both him and Nucky.

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