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There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | | Drama | 25 January 2008 (USA)
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A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Writers:

Paul Thomas Anderson (written for the screen by), Upton Sinclair (novel)
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Top Rated Movies #148 | Won 2 Oscars. Another 115 wins & 136 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Day-Lewis ... Daniel Plainview
Martin Stringer Martin Stringer ... Silver Assay Worker
Matthew Braden Stringer Matthew Braden Stringer ... Silver Assay Worker
Jacob Stringer Jacob Stringer ... Silver Assay Worker
Joseph Mussey Joseph Mussey ... Silver Assay Worker
Barry Del Sherman ... H.B. Ailman
Harrison Taylor Harrison Taylor ... Baby HW
Stockton Taylor Stockton Taylor ... Baby HW
Paul F. Tompkins ... Prescott
Dillon Freasier ... HW
Kevin Breznahan ... Signal Hill Man
Jim Meskimen ... Signal Hill Married Man
Erica Sullivan Erica Sullivan ... Signal Hill Woman
Randall Carver ... Mr. Bankside
Coco Leigh ... Mrs. Bankside
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Storyline

The intersecting life stories of Daniel Plainview and Eli Sunday in early twentieth century California is presented. Miner turn oilman Daniel Plainview is a driven man who will do whatever it takes to achieve his goals. He works hard but he also takes advantage of those around him at their expense if need be. His business partner is his son H.W., who in reality he "acquired" when H.W.'s biological single father, who worked on one of Daniel's rigs, got killed in a workplace accident. Daniel is deeply protective of H.W. if only for what H.W. brings to the partnership. Eli Sunday is one in a pair of twins, whose family farm Daniel purchases for the major oil deposit located on it. Eli, the local preacher and a self-proclaimed faith healer, wants the money from the sale of the property to finance his own church. The lives of the two competitive men often clash as Daniel pumps oil off the property and tries to acquire all the surrounding land at bargain prices to be able to build a ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

There Will Be Greed. There Will Be Vengeance. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The first line of dialogue ("NO!") doesn't occur until around 5 mins into the film. However, this is not part of the script so, assuming "NO!" doesn't count as the first line of dialogue, the actual first line is when Daniel is giving his speech to the small town. This occurs at about 14 and a half minutes into the film. See more »

Goofs

A bright modern warning light is visible under the dash of one of the cars when a door is opened early in the movie. Several vehicles also display number-plates incorrect for the period. See more »

Quotes

Henry Brands: I'm your brother... from another mother.
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Composed by Jonny Greenwood
Performed by BBC Concert Orchestra (as The BBC Concert Orchestra)
Conducted by Robert Ziegler
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21st century masterpiece!
24 April 2020 | by fixerjbSee all my reviews

The first time I saw "there will be blood" I was younger and I didn't pay attention to it. Over time I started to see Paul Thomas Anderson movies and I really liked them, he has a unique and very marked style. but I needed to see this movie carefully and it was just excellent. Daniel day Lewis's great performance is everything like an oil magnate from the early 20th century who as he gets more powerful morally weakens a great character x-ray. I like to analyze the movies for their emotionality and this one succeeds in spades! Paul Thomas's direction is sober, presenting the story, its context and its characters, the music, the remarkable photography. I am not going to say more it is a very complex but essential film of forced vision.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

25 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oil! See more »

Filming Locations:

Shafter, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$190,739, 30 December 2007

Gross USA:

$40,222,514

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,181,545
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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