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Boardwalk Empire

  • 2010
  • Season 1
  • 12 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Atlantic City: the 1920s. When alcohol was outlawed, outlaws became kings. HBO presents this epic drama series that follows the birth and rise of organized crime in 'the world's playground' at the dawn of Prohibition. Steve Buscemi stars.

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Episode 4: Anastasia

Summary

Jimmy hides in Chicago under the protection of Torrio and Al Capone, but an act of violence threatens to cause further bloodshed. Back in Atlantic City, Nucky encourages his brother to solve the racially-motivated killing of one of Chalky's employees, and `Lucky' Luciano falls for Jimmy's showgirl mother. Crime drama, starring Michael Pitt, Greg Antonacci, Stephen Graham and Steve Buscemi.

Review

Casting Stephen Graham as the young Al Capone is a masterstroke. Graham’s Capone is the real deal — reckless, deluded, and liable to tip into violence at any moment. In short (which in his case is part of the problem) he’s the very opposite of the stylish Nucky (Steve Buscemi) who built his Atlantic City empire with savvy, deal-making and by having others
do his dirty work.

One way or another, there’s no shortage of dirty work tonight, so brace yourselves. The story is taking on a sharper edge. Even Margaret Schroeder (Kelly Macdonald) finds her tongue tonight and it proves worth the wait. The standout scene is a monologue from Chalky White (Michael Kenneth Williams) as the leader of the black community coming face to face with a Ku Klux Klan head.

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Cast

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Nucky ThompsonSteve Buscemi
Jimmy DarmodyMichael Pitt
Margaret SchroederKelly Macdonald
Agent Nelson Van AldenMichael Shannon
Commodore Louis KaestnerDabney Coleman
Eli ThompsonShea Whigham
Eddie KesslerAnthony Laciura
Al CaponeStephen Graham
Angela DarmodyAleksa Palladino
Arnold RothsteinMichael Stuhlbarg
Lucky LucianoVincent Piazza
Lucy DanzigerPaz De La Huerta
Mickey DoylePaul Sparks
Chalky WhiteMichael Kenneth Williams
GillianGretchen Mol
Johnny TorrioGreg Antonacci
PearlEmily Meade
Joseph Earl DinlerScott Sowers
Senator Walter EdgeGeoff Pierson
Boss Mayor Frank HagueChris Mulkey
BabetteTracy Lynn Middendorf
Deputy HalloranAdam Mucci
Leo D'AlessioMax Casella
Ignacious D'AlessioEdoardo Ballerini
EdithBarbara Tirrell
IsabelleAnna Katarina
LiamSean Weil
Charlie SheridanFrank Shattuck
Madame ReginaSusan Varon

Crew

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DirectorJeremy Podeswa
WriterMargaret Nagle
WriterLawrence Konner

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  • Episode 4

    Anastasia

    Summary

    Jimmy hides in Chicago under the protection of Torrio and Al Capone, but an act of violence threatens to cause further bloodshed. Back in Atlantic City, Nucky encourages his brother to solve the racially-motivated killing of one of Chalky's employees, and `Lucky' Luciano falls for Jimmy's showgirl mother. Crime drama, starring Michael Pitt, Greg Antonacci, Stephen Graham and Steve Buscemi.

    Review

    Casting Stephen Graham as the young Al Capone is a masterstroke. Graham’s Capone is the real deal — reckless, deluded, and liable to tip into violence at any moment. In short (which in his case is part of the problem) he’s the very opposite of the stylish Nucky (Steve Buscemi) who built his Atlantic City empire with savvy, deal-making and by having others
    do his dirty work.

    One way or another, there’s no shortage of dirty work tonight, so brace yourselves. The story is taking on a sharper edge. Even Margaret Schroeder (Kelly Macdonald) finds her tongue tonight and it proves worth the wait. The standout scene is a monologue from Chalky White (Michael Kenneth Williams) as the leader of the black community coming face to face with a Ku Klux Klan head.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Nucky ThompsonSteve Buscemi
    Jimmy DarmodyMichael Pitt
    Margaret SchroederKelly Macdonald
    Agent Nelson Van AldenMichael Shannon
    Commodore Louis KaestnerDabney Coleman
    Eli ThompsonShea Whigham
    Eddie KesslerAnthony Laciura
    Al CaponeStephen Graham
    Angela DarmodyAleksa Palladino
    Arnold RothsteinMichael Stuhlbarg
    Lucky LucianoVincent Piazza
    Lucy DanzigerPaz De La Huerta
    Mickey DoylePaul Sparks
    Chalky WhiteMichael Kenneth Williams
    GillianGretchen Mol
    Johnny TorrioGreg Antonacci
    PearlEmily Meade
    Joseph Earl DinlerScott Sowers
    Senator Walter EdgeGeoff Pierson
    Boss Mayor Frank HagueChris Mulkey
    BabetteTracy Lynn Middendorf
    Deputy HalloranAdam Mucci
    Leo D'AlessioMax Casella
    Ignacious D'AlessioEdoardo Ballerini
    EdithBarbara Tirrell
    IsabelleAnna Katarina
    LiamSean Weil
    Charlie SheridanFrank Shattuck
    Madame ReginaSusan Varon

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJeremy Podeswa
    WriterMargaret Nagle
    WriterLawrence Konner

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