"When Billy Summers was twelve years old, He shot and killed his mother's boyfriend after he kicked Billy's sister to death. At 17, he enlisted in the army. At 18, he was a sniper in Iraq and involved in the deadly battle to recapture Fallujah. For nearly twenty years, he's worked as a paid assassin. He's a good guy in a bad job, and he wants out. He takes on a very complicated, very lucrative job that he hopes will be his last. He's got a perfect...
1 videodiscs (ca. 146 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Boardwalk Empire begins in Atlantic City in 1920. It is the eve of Prohibition, and county treasurer Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (Steve Buscemi) is looking to cash in. As the undisputed "Boss" of Atlantic City, Nucky leads a double life as a politician and bootlegger ; Prohibition may have outlawed alcohol, but in Nucky's world it has opened up highly lucrative opportunities for gangsters and rumrunners looking to provide "liquid gold" for a thirsty nation....
3 videodiscs (approximately 480 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Concluding a powerful and groundbreaking five-season run, "Boardwalk Empire" is an Emmy-winning HBO drama series from Academy Award nominee/Emmy Award winner Terence Winter and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese. Season 5 begins in 1931, a full six years after the end of Season 4. In stark contrast with the Roaring '20s, the country is in the throes of the Great Depression, and with the end of Prohibition in sight, Nucky is looking to...
Acclaimed filmmaker Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter) proves again that he is one of the most compelling storytellers of our time in this science-fiction thriller that reunites him with his Oscar®-nominated Take Shelter collaborator/star Michael Shannon. Shannon stars as a father who goes on the run to protect his young son (Lieberher), and uncover the truth behind the boy's special powers. What starts as a race from religious extremists and local...
4 videodiscs (approximately 720 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Atlantic City, February 1924: Picking up 8 months after the events of Season 3, Nucky Thompson is laying low at the end of the Boardwalk after barely surviving an overthrow by gangster Gyp Rosetti. But the calm will be short-lived, as Nucky faces new challenges, including a clash with a violent Harlem power broker, a battle with his brother Eli over Eli's college-age son, and the irresistible lure of lucrative- and perilous- opportunities in Florida....