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Hold Me in Paradise 

Nucky travels to Chicago and acts as kingmaker during the Presidential convention, but at home brother Eli is shot as a rival mob senses weakness in Thompson's operation.

Director:

Brian Kirk

Writers:

Terence Winter (created by), Meg Jackson | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Buscemi ... Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Michael Pitt ... James 'Jimmy' Darmody
Kelly Macdonald ... Margaret Schroeder
Michael Shannon ... Nelson Van Alden
Shea Whigham ... Elias 'Eli' Thompson
Aleksa Palladino ... Angela Darmody
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Arnold Rothstein
Stephen Graham ... Al Capone
Vincent Piazza ... Lucky Luciano (credit only)
Paz de la Huerta ... Lucy Danziger
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Chalky White (credit only)
Anthony Laciura ... Eddie Kessler
Paul Sparks ... Mickey Doyle (credit only)
Dabney Coleman ... Commodore Louis Kaestner (credit only)
Gretchen Mol ... Gillian Darmody
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Storyline

Nucky travels to Chicago and acts as kingmaker during the Presidential convention when he backs an underdog candidate, Warren G. Harding, a corrupt and not very intelligent U.S. senator with several mistresses. Nucky , in turn, works against Senator Edge when he discovers that he gave Jersey City mayor Frank Hague the highway funding he was counting on to bring more visitors to Atlantic City. In Nucky's absence, rival mobsters sense weakness in his organization and rob his primary casino, severely wounding brother Eli in the process. Eli is now forced to trust Margaret as part of his organization and to recruit back Jimmy Darmody to counter the growing power of Rothstein and Luciano. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | History

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Details

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

7 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Brooklyn, New York, USA

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16 : 9
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nucky tells Geoff Pierson's character, senator Walter Edge, that he has no chance of ever being the president of the United States. Geoff Pierson had previously played the president of the United States in the fourth season of 24. See more »

Goofs

There is a part where some guys are watching an old 'vintage' movie. When the manual projector fails and the film itself is catching fire the man operating the machine uses a blanket to extinguish the fire. This however is not possible. Back in the early days nitrate-film was used, which is highly flammable and most importantly self-sustaining when is on fire, due the high amount of oxygen-molecules in the material. See more »

Quotes

Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: [to Johnny Torrio] I'm a politioian. There are some things you can't buy in a cathouse.
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Soundtracks

The August Waltz
(uncredited) (aka "La Valse d'Auguste")
Written by Amédé Breaux, Cléopha Breaux and Ophé Breaux
Performed by Andy Vale
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