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Boardwalk Empire - Pilot (TV)

7.8
19,599
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Original title
Boardwalk Empire - Pilot (TV)
Year
Running time
73 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Terence Winter (Novel: Nelson Johnson)
Music
Randall Poster, Jim Dunbar
Cinematography
Stuart Dryburgh
Cast
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Producer
Home Box Office (HBO) / Leverage Management. Producer: Martin Scorsese
Genre
Thriller. Drama | Neo-noir. 1920s. Crime. Mafia. Based On A True Story. TV Movie
Synopsis / Plot
January 1920. On the eve of Prohibition, Atlantic City's Treasurer, Nucky Thompson, condemns alcohol at a Women's Temperance League meeting, 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 could have dire consequences for both him and Nucky.
Awards
2011: Emmy Awards: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. 9 Nominations
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