Boardwalk Empire 4 Seasons 2010

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1. Boardwalk Empire AGES_15_AND_OVER

Series Premiere. January, 1920. On the eve of Prohibition, Atlantic City's duplicitous Treasurer, Nucky Thompson privately tells his Ward Bosses about the opportunity to make huge profits selling bootleg liquor.

Starring:
Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt
Runtime:
1 hour 12 minutes

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Boardwalk Empire

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Season 1
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    1. Boardwalk Empire Series Premiere. January, 1920. On the eve of Prohibition, Atlantic City's duplicitous Treasurer, Nucky Thompson privately tells his Ward Bosses about the opportunity to make huge profits selling bootleg liquor.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 1h 12min 2010
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    2. The Ivory Tower Investigating the heist now linked to Hans Schroeder, straight-and-narrow Agent Nelson van Alden pays a visit to Nucky; a concerned Nucky sends his brother, Sheriff Elias Thompson, to the hospital to sow the seeds of doubt in the widow Schroeder's mind.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 52min 2010
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    3. Broadway Limited An unlikely witness threatens to expose the perpetrators of the woods massacre. Margaret starts a new job. Chalky's team pays a heavy price for his success. After questioning Angela's loyalty, Jimmy heads west.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 51min 2010
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    4. Anastasia In Chicago, Jimmy bonds with a prostitute and clashes with Al Capone. Back in Atlantic City, Nucky looks to leverage his relationships with ambitious U.S. Senator Walter Edge as well as Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 53min 2010
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    5. Nights in Ballygran Nucky's attempts to usher in a joyous St. Patrick's Day are undermined by Eli, Margaret & Van Alden. Arnold Rothstein worries about his involvement in the fixed World Series. Jimmy copes with the aftermath of a vicious attack.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 53min 2010
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    6. 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; Jimmy scores points with Johnny Torrio.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 59min 2010
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    7. Home Nucky purges some bad childhood memories; Jimmy forges a new alliance with a fellow veteran; Luciano and a friend cut a deal with the D'Alessio brothers.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 52min 2010
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    8. Hold Me in Paradise While visiting Chicago during the Republican National Convention, Nucky gets some alarming news from Atlantic City.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 49min 2010
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    9. Belle Femme Nucky braces for war with a rival faction; Jimmy stands by his alibi; Margaret helps out Madame Jeunet.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 52min 2010
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    10. 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.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 58min 2010
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    11. Paris Green Nucky shakes up the status quo; Jimmy deals with some tricky family issues; Van Alden addresses Agent Sebso's 'temptations.'

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 56min 2010
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    12. A Return to Normalcy In the Season One finale, Nucky and Atlantic City brace for change on Election Day; Torrio brokers a deal between two nemeses, with far-reaching consequences; Jimmy ponders his future, as do Margaret, Agent Van Alden and Eli.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 1h 0min 2010

Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director Martin Scorsese
Starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt
Supporting actors Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon
Season year 2010
Network HBO
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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80 of 89 people found the following review helpful By J. Duducu on 5 April 2011
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When I heard that HBO were going to do a period piece about gangsters set in the prohibition era, a kind of Sopranos in spats, it was one of those ideas that was so good you wonder why it hadn't been done before.

Well the wait was worth it as this is adult entertainment at its finest. What you have is a multilayered sprawling epic about prohibition era Atlantic City. At the centre of the story is Steve Buscemi's "Nucky" Thompson a corrupt politician (rather than gangster) who has his brother as the local sheriff and his fingers in all the city's pies.

Nothing is perfect so if there's one grumble the period detail is a little too perfect. Every room, even the run down ones, seem to be dressed to within an inch of their lives and I am not sure anywhere was quite that pristine outside of a lab.

This is a character piece so the emphasis is on characterisation rather than action but that's not to say that there aren't wonderful action set pieces too overall though it's the three dimensional characters that makes it breath. There's the ice cold boot legger Chalky White (Omar from the Wire) a terrifying prohibition officer Agent Nelson all fire, brimstone and a simmering self loathing of his own weaknesses.

There are also great female roles such Margaret Schroeder the Irish immigrant who discovers her own inner strengths at the same time the viewers do and Gillian the most complex grandmother you are likely to come across.

There is a veritable rogue's gallery in the show who are all more unusual than the usual ciphers you get in the average TV shows.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LucasM on 12 May 2012
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I was not at all interested in watching Boardwalk Empire as I thought it would not appeal to me and that I wouldn't like it. How wrong I was...
This fantastic first season is filled with an excellent cast who play some fantastic characters in a deep and encapsulating story that deals with booze, money, politics, sex, lies, family histories and everything else in between! I recommend Boardwalk Empire Season 1 as it is a fantastic demonstration of what the Film/TV industry still has to offer! I also recommend buying Season 2 as it is equally as good as (if not better) Season 1 and definitely worth the money and time that will be spent watching this sublime television series!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Linds on 13 Oct 2012
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Boardwalk Empire is a breath-taking series. Over the years, I have tended to avoid the vast majority of US tv series. However, when I read the provenance of this one I was intrigued - and when I commenced watching, hooked. The period detail is sumptuous, the casting phenomenal - but it is the story structure, how the protagonists relate to each other, that is 'four dimensional'. This series is so Shakespearean; I keep referring, in my mind, to Shakespeare's plays as I watch it, as I see the inclusion of so many characterisations and plots from them...
This is a superlative series. Undoubtedly, for adults to watch - unreserved recommendation!
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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Merlin's Owl on 11 Jan 2012
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Prohibition and votes for women. I never linked the two before I saw this absorbing, clever show. It is suggested that women brought about Prohibition through Temperance Leagues for various reasons including ending poverty, hunger, domestic violence and gaining the vote.
There is much to be learnt here. We in the UK don't really here much about American involvement in World War One. Yet there are men shockingly disfigured and traumatised by their experience. Men that could never fit back into society, much like Vietnam vets. Some find a place in the underworld which blossomed with Prohibition.
Religion and race are examined and, of course, politics. It is a corrupt man's world with fat cats scratching each others backs.
So the breadth and depth of this series is what makes similar TV series more rewarding than a movie ever can be. With 12 hours you can build characters and plots to immersive and absorbing levels. I believe that we are seeing a phenomenon arising where people form such attachments to characters in movies that the sequel and part III are not enough. HBO recognizes this and is at the forefront of providing the remedy with 5 seasons of The Wire for example. Five seasons of The Wire AND IT WAS STILL NOT ENOUGH!
The most expensive TV ever does not actually guarantee quality, but, trust me - here it works. The Boardwalk of Atlantic City is resurrected with CGI and glorious sets and costumes. Steve Buscemi is delightful as a damaged but clever and generous man who sees life for what it is. Or is he a cold calculating murderer? You decide.
So, I would humbly suggest that you get on board this elevator at ground level and see where it takes you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Sep 2013
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'Boardwalk Empire' was created by Terence Winter. The star of the series is Steve Buscemi, who played Tony Soprano’s cousin, and he directed several episodes of 'The Sopranos'. Martin Scorsese, is the show’s co-executive producer. Steve Buscemi comes alive as Nucky, a larger-than-life, con man, who controls Atlantic City like a Mafia boss, with his sorted array of henchmen. Mucky does some good but it is all funded by corruption.

Atlantic City, at the beginning of Prohibition, and women are about to gain the right to vote. Mucky is the crime boss in his city, and it is his job to keep it safe from the rest of the mobsters. Jimmy Darmody, played by Michael Pitt is a protégé of Nucky's, and Al Capone, played by Stephen Graham, is an up and coming mobster. Alcohol and gunfights a plenty, women of all kinds flock to Atlantic City and Nucky.

The settings are glorious, the clothes and cars authentic, and it all adds up to one of the best shows on the air.

Recommended. prisrob 09-16-13
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