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There Will Be Blood -- A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
There Will Be Blood -- A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
There Will Be Blood -- A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

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Writers (WGA):
Paul Thomas Anderson (screenplay)
Upton Sinclair (novel)
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Release Date:
25 January 2008 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
There Will Be Greed. There Will Be Vengeance. See more »
Plot:
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 126 wins & 113 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Daniel Day-Lewis ... Daniel Plainview
Martin Stringer ... Silver Assay Worker
Matthew Braden Stringer ... Silver Assay Worker
Jacob Stringer ... Silver Assay Worker
Joseph Mussey ... Silver Assay Worker

Barry Del Sherman ... H.B. Ailman
Harrison Taylor ... Baby HW
Stockton Taylor ... Baby HW

Paul F. Tompkins ... Prescott

Dillon Freasier ... HW

Kevin Breznahan ... Signal Hill Man

Jim Meskimen ... Signal Hill Married Man
Erica Sullivan ... Signal Hill Woman

Randall Carver ... Mr. Bankside
Coco Leigh ... Mrs. Bankside

Paul Dano ... Paul Sunday / Eli Sunday

Ciarán Hinds ... Fletcher
Sydney McCallister ... Mary Sunday

David Willis ... Abel Sunday
Christine Olejniczak ... Mother Sunday
Kellie Hill ... Ruth Sunday
James Downey ... Al Rose
Dan Swallow ... Gene Blaize
Robert Arber ... Charlie Wrightsman
Bob Bell ... Geologist
David Williams ... Ben Blaut
Joy Rawls ... Eli Follower
Louise Gregg ... Eli Follower
Amber Roberts ... Eli Follower
John W. Watts ... Oil Worker
Robert Caroline ... Oil Worker
Barry Bruce ... Oil Worker
Irene G. Hunter ... Mrs. Hunter

Hope Elizabeth Reeves ... Elizabeth
John Chitwood ... Little Boston Doctor

Kevin J. O'Connor ... Henry

David Warshofsky ... H.M. Tilford

Charles Thomas Doyle ... J.J. Carter (as Tom Doyle)
Colton Woodward ... William Bandy
John Burton ... L.P. Clair
Hans Howes ... Bandy
Robert Barge ... Bartender
Ronald Krut ... Standard Oil Man
Huey Rhudy ... Standard Oil Man
Steven Barr ... Standard Oil Man
Robert Hills ... HW's Interpreter

Colleen Foy ... Adult Mary Sunday

Russell Harvard ... Adult HW
Bob Bock ... Priest (as Reverend Bob Bock)
Vince Froio ... Plainview Servant
Phil Shelly ... Plainview Servant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mary Elizabeth Barrett ... Fanny Clark (uncredited)

Brad Carr ... Signal Hill Man (uncredited)
Kathryn A Davis ... Village girl (uncredited)

Rhonda Reeves ... Elizabeth's Mother (uncredited)

Beau Smith ... Blacksmith (uncredited)
Arne Starr ... Signal Hill Resident (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Thomas Anderson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Paul Thomas Anderson (screenplay)

Upton Sinclair (novel "Oil!")

Produced by
Paul Thomas Anderson .... producer
Daniel Lupi .... producer
Scott Rudin .... executive producer
Eric Schlosser .... executive producer
JoAnne Sellar .... producer (as Joanne Sellar)
David Williams .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jonny Greenwood 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Elswit (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dylan Tichenor 
 
Casting by
Cassandra Kulukundis 
 
Production Design by
Jack Fisk 
 
Art Direction by
David Crank 
 
Set Decoration by
Jim Erickson 
 
Costume Design by
Mark Bridges 
 
Makeup Department
Kim Ayers .... makeup artist: Los Angeles (as Kimberly Ayers)
John Blake .... makeup department head
Catherine Conrad .... makeup artist
Lupe Devine .... hair stylist
Sharon Ray Ely .... hair stylist (as Sharon Ely)
Linda D. Flowers .... hair department head (as Linda Flowers)
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman .... key hair stylist: Los Angeles
David Larson .... hair stylist: Los Angeles (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Erica Frauman .... post-production supervisor
Daniel Lupi .... unit production manager
Jamey Pryde .... post-production supervisor
Will Weiske .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Richard Lasko .... second assistant director (as Eric Lasko)
Jenny Nolan .... second second assistant director
Richard Oswald .... second assistant director
Adam Somner .... first assistant director
Ian Stone .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Keith Alexander .... propmaker
Steve Allen .... propmaker foreperson
Richard 'Frog' Bain .... propmaker
Craig Baron .... property assistant
Brad Blei .... set dresser (as Bradley Blei)
Glen Bohls .... laborer
Mark 'Finn' Borg .... welder
Lewis Bowen .... paint foreperson
David Bringas .... propmaker supervisor
Robert Brown .... propmaker
Ryan Bust .... standby greens
Marco A. Campos .... propmaker supervisor (as Marco Campos)
Bridget Cardenas .... standby painter: Los Angeles
Raul V. Carrera .... greens (as Raul Carrera)
Michael Casey .... set dresser: Los Angeles (as Michael P. Casey)
Dirk Clark .... propmaker
Jack Colmenero .... set dresser
Ronald Cox .... propmaker supervisor
Laurence B. Davis .... propmaker
Ruth De Jong .... production assistant
Jeffrey DeBell .... greens foreperson (as Jeff DeBell)
Patricia Dillon .... set dresser
Derek Drewes .... propmaker (as Derek Drews)
Jerry Farrell .... propmaker
Tony Farrell .... propmaker
Christopher Flournoy .... propmaker
Neil Gahm .... propmaker supervisor
Franco Georgianna .... propmaker
Keith Giller .... set dresser: Los Angeles
Sara Giustini .... production assistant (as Sara Guistini)
Billy Guerrero .... painter (as Billy Guerro)
Mark Hanks .... set dresser
Claire Hassig .... scenic artist
Kenneth Heimer .... propmaker
Jourdan Henderson .... art department coordinator
Eric Henshaw .... first greens
Clint Higginbotham .... propmaker
Allan Holder .... propmaker (as Allen Holder)
Bill Holmquist .... construction coordinator
Steven Curtis Husch .... assistant property master (as Steven C. Husch)
Dean F. Janik .... paint foreperson
Steven Kerlagon .... paint supervisor
Jerry Kilber .... propmaker foreperson
Garry Kirks .... propmaker
Jim Krase .... propmaker
Andree Lago .... scenic artist
Peter J. Lakoff .... set dresser: Los Angeles (as Peter Lakoff)
Amy Lamendola .... production assistant: Los Angeles
David Lawrence .... paint laborer
Eric Luling .... on-set dresser (as Eric J. Luling)
P.K. MacCarthy .... storyboard artist
Douglas Machala .... leadperson: Los Angeles
Michael C. Magno .... set dresser: Los Angeles
Chandra Malone .... propmaker
Patrick J. Martin .... propmaker supervisor
Walt Mikolwski .... construction foreperson (as Walter Mikowlski)
Matthew Murphy .... set dresser: Los Angeles (as Matt Murphy)
Tyler Noel .... laborer
Natalie Palasota .... set dresser: Los Angeles
Anthony D. Parrillo .... set designer: Los Angeles (as Anthony D. Parillo)
Pavel Pesta .... scenic artist
Steve Pfauter .... set dresser: Los Angeles
Stuart Rankine .... property master
Jack Reeves .... standby painter
Jeffrey A. Rice .... laborer
Michael Riviere .... propmaker (as Mickey Riviere)
David Rodriguez .... laborer
Steve Roll .... propmaker foreperson (as Stephen Roll)
Kyle Safarick .... propmaker
Steve Sawhill .... leadperson
Charles Seale .... propmaker
Chad Simpson .... general paint foreperson (as Chad 'Chadwick' Simpson)
Vaughn Rick Smith .... propmaker
Michael Smothers .... laborer
Robin Spoon .... paint coordinator
Jason W. Spradling .... propmaker
Carl J. Stensel .... set designer (as Carl Stensel)
William Sterling .... propmaker
Bobby Thomas .... additional assistant property master
Kevin Tomasiello .... laborer
John E. Townes .... paint laborer
Alex Walker .... set dresser: Los Angeles
Leon Wallace .... painter
Robert K. Weinberger .... propmaker foreperson (as Robert Weinberger)
Amy Wells .... assistant set decorator: Los Angeles
Bradly V. Williams .... laborer
Don Williams .... propmaker
Darrin Clubb .... foreman (uncredited)
Michael Goss .... labor (uncredited)
Archie Hankins .... carpenter (uncredited)
Peter Jameson .... construction mill foreman (uncredited)
John W. Morgan .... scenic painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Austin .... engineering services
Michael Babcock .... additional sound supervisor
Chris Barron .... digital transfer (as Christopher Barron)
Andrew Bock .... sound assistant (as Andrew Beck)
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
John Countryman .... digital transfer
Kelly Doran .... utility sound technician
Edwin Dunkley .... video services (as Ed Dunkley)
Coya Elliott .... first assistant sound editor
Jonathan Greber .... digital transfer
J.R. Grubbs .... sound effects editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
David L. Horton Jr. .... foley editor (as David Horton Jr.)
David Hunter .... digital editorial services
Tom Johnson .... re-recording mixer
Richard King .... sound consultant
Mike Lane .... client services
Vanessa Lapato .... dialogue editor
Leff Lefferts .... digital editorial services (as Leffert Lefferts)
Alan Mays .... engineering services
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Steve Morris .... engineering services
Gordon Ng .... client services
Tim Nielsen .... sound effects editor (as Timothy Nielsen)
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Bryan Pennington .... sound consultant: Dolby
Juan Peralta .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Eva Porter .... client services
John Pritchett .... sound mixer
David M. Roberts .... boom operator
Ronald G. Roumas .... recordist (as Ron Roumas)
Jeff Sawyer .... sound effects editor
Christopher Scarabosio .... sound designer
Michael Semanick .... re-recording mixer
Randy Singer .... foley mixer (as Randy K. Singer)
Bruce Tanis .... foley editor
John Torrijos .... video services (as John 'J.T.' Torrijos)
Hugo Weng .... dialogue editor
Matthew Wood .... supervising sound editor
Christopher Barnett .... assistant re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Christopher Flick .... foley editor (uncredited)
Erik Foreman .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Bryan Jerden .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Pedro Jimenez .... trailer re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Matt Kent .... recordist (uncredited)
Zach Martin .... recordist (uncredited)
Magic A. Moreno .... Mag and Optical Transfer Engineer (uncredited)
Jordan O'Neill .... sound mastering engineer: DTS (uncredited)
Eric Potter .... sound effects recording (uncredited)
Clint Smith .... recordist (uncredited)
Hamilton Sterling .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Rachael Tate .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Blitstein .... special effects set foreperson
Steve Cremin .... special effects coordinator
Christian Eubank .... special effects technician (as Christian F. Eubank)
Renata Eubank .... production assistant
Jay King .... special effects technician (as Jay B. King)
William D. Lee .... special effects foreperson (as William Lee)
Lee Alan McConnell .... special effects rigging foreperson
Brandon K. McLaughlin .... special effects technician (as Brandon McLaughlin)
Glenn Thomas .... special effects technician
Douglas D. Ziegler .... special effects technician (as Douglas Ziegler)
Dennis Yeager II .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Joy Carmeci .... visual effects producer: Industrial Light & Magic
Mark Casey .... digital artist: Industrial Light & Magic
John G. Chalfant .... cg support: Digital Backlot
Grady Cofer .... visual effects supervisor: Industrial Light & Magic
Amit Dhawal .... digital artist: Digital Backlot
Christina Graff .... visual effects producer: Digital Backlot
Kurt Johann Graff .... support: Digital Backlot
Paul Graff .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Backlot
Susan Greenhow .... visual effects producer: Industrial Light & Magic
Sarah Brooke Grossmann .... compositor: Digital Backlot (as Sarah Grossman)
Elizabeth Hirsch .... visual effects production manager: Digital Backlot
Michael Honrada .... digital artist: Industrial Light & Magic (as Michael Hondrada)
Sam Khorshid .... lead 3d artist: Digital Backlot (as Samir Khorshid)
Erin D. O'Connor .... visual effects coordinator: Industrial Light & Magic (as Erin O'Connor)
Ari Sachter-Zeltzer .... 3d artist: Digital Backlot
Gregory S. Scribner .... compositor: Digital Backlot
Robert Stromberg .... visual effects designer: Digital Backlot
Chad Taylor .... digital artist: Industrial Light & Magic
David Washburn .... digital artist: Industrial Light & Magic
Adam Watkins .... cg supervisor: Digital Backlot
Ian Hunter .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Llyr Tobias Johansen .... production assistant (uncredited)
David Sanger .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Brian Avery .... stunt performer
Jeff Habberstad .... stunt coordinator
Ryan Happy .... stunt performer
Keii Johnston .... stunt performer
Mike Justus .... stunt performer
Jay King .... stunt performer (as Jay B. King)
Shawn Patrick Lane .... stunt performer (as Shawn Lane)
Frank Lloyd .... stunt performer
Jake Lombard .... stunt performer
Mark Munoz .... stunt performer
Denney Pierce .... stunt performer
Myke Schwartz .... stunt coordinator
Larry M. Shorts .... stunt performer (as Larry Shorts)
Paul Sklar .... stunt performer
Scott Sproule .... stunt performer
Sean Graham .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brad Allen .... grip
Colin Anderson .... camera operator
Colin Anderson .... steadicam operator
Justin Babin .... grip
Robby Baumgartner .... chief lighting technician
Richard Boyle .... key rigging grip: Los Angeles (as Richard J. Boyle)
John F. Cassidy .... rigging grip: Los Angeles
Charles Crivier .... grip
Christopher Crivier .... best boy grip (as Chris Crivier)
Eric Cunningham .... electrician
James C. DeGeeter .... rigging grip: Los Angeles (as Jim Degeeter)
Joseph Dianda .... key grip
Wes Dixon .... electrician
François Duhamel .... still photographer (as Francois Duhamel)
Adam Flores .... grip (as Adam T. Flores)
Jamie Franta .... grip
Sandy Gilzow .... key rigging grip (as Sandy P. Gilzow)
Melinda Sue Gordon .... still photographer
Orlando Hernandez .... additional electrician: Los Angeles
Amy Hoffecker .... additional electrician: Los Angeles
Barry Idoine .... "a" camera first assistant
Nate Johnson .... electrician: Los Angeles
Michael Kelly .... electrician
Curtis King .... rigging electric: Los Angeles
Jeff Kunkel .... dolly grip (as Jeffrey Sherman Kunkel)
Thomas D. Lairson Jr. .... "b" camera second assistant
Brian Lukas .... rigging gaffer: Los Angeles (as Brian R. Lukas)
Mark Manthey .... rigging gaffer
Niles McElroy .... electrician: Los Angeles
Mark Mele .... rigging electric best boy: Los Angeles (as Mark R. Mele)
Chris Milani .... best boy electrician
Jon Newell .... rigging electric: Los Angeles
Todd England Nicodemus .... grip (as Todd Nicodemus)
Travis Panarisi .... rigging electric: Los Angeles
Lupe Perez Jr. .... grip
Eric Pickett .... video assist
Alan Platz .... rigging grip: Los Angeles
David Presley .... video assist
Brandon Roberts .... electrician
Samantha Ryan .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Scott Sprague .... electrician
Larissa Supplitt .... "a" camera second assistant
James 'Biff' Thomsen .... electrician: Los Angeles
Aaron Ali Tichenor .... production assistant (as Aaron Tichenor)
Fred Troeskin .... grip: Los Angeles
Leif E. Ulvog .... grip
Brett M. Welch .... rigging grip best boy: Los Angeles (as Brett Welch)
Matthew W. Williams .... film loader
Harry Zimmerman .... "b" camera first assistant
Mark Carlile .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Scott Cremeens .... rigging crew (uncredited)
John Darko .... additional photography by (uncredited)
Joe Hill .... grip (uncredited)
Tucker Korte .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Nick Lancaster .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Amza Moglan .... additional camera production assistant (uncredited)
Edward A. Navarro .... grip (uncredited)
Heather Page .... camera operator: "c" camera (uncredited)
Michael Pinkey .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
John Savedra .... lighting technician (uncredited)
R. Gern Trowbridge .... lighting console programmer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sally Allen .... additional background casting
Kristan Berona .... background casting: Sande Alessi Casting
Toni Cobb Brock .... additional casting: Texas
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Katherine Pickering .... background casting: Sande Alessi Casting
John Barba .... casting associate (uncredited)
Annie Hedgpeth .... location casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kimberly Adams-Galligan .... assistant costume designer (as Kimberly Adams)
Eden Clark Coblenz .... costume supervisor (as Eden Coblenz)
Elizabeth Galindo .... intern
Brad Holtzman .... on-set costumer
Kathy Kiatta .... key costumer (as Kathleen Kiatta)
Joshua Krilov .... production assistant
Sally M. Martin .... production assistant
Elspeth Lauder Mickel .... seamstress (as Elspeth Lauder)
Taylor Rierden .... production assistant
Andrew Slyder .... on-set costumer: Los Angeles
Stephanie A. Steel .... on-set costumer
Michelle Elaine Teague .... costumer (as Michelle Teague)
Maria Tortu .... assistant costume designer: Los Angeles (as Maria K. Tortu)
Catherine Wall .... cutter/fitter
Yvonne Wilburn .... costumer
Barbara Marko .... costumer (uncredited)
Natasha Paczkowski .... costume manufacturing foreperson (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Tom Ajar .... projectionist
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Eli Fowler .... post-production assistant
Paula Greatbatch .... first assistant editor (as Paula Suhy)
Matthew Maine .... projectionist assistant
Peter McNulty .... additional editor
Heather Mullen .... dailies assistant editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson-Fraser)
Tatiana S. Riegel .... film editor
Jared Shapiro .... post-production assistant
Brendan Walsh .... second assistant editor
Gregg Garvin .... colorist (uncredited)
Lonnie A. Mathes .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Tristan Mathews .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Lori A. Balton .... location scout: Los Angeles
S. Todd Christensen .... location manager
Larry Ring .... location manager: Los Angeles
Dorion Thomas .... assistant location manager
Jacob M. Torres .... assistant location manager: Los Angeles
Jim Small .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
George D. Thomas .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
BBC Concert Orchestra .... music performer
Fiona Bonds .... musician: viola, The Emperor Quartet
Martin Burgess .... musician: violin, The Emperor Quartet
Martin Burgess .... musician: violin, piano trios
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Caroline Dale .... musician: cello, piano trios
Michael Dussek .... musician: piano, piano trios
The Emperor Quartet .... additional score performer
Clare Hayes .... musician: violin, The Emperor Quartet
Lewis Jones .... assistant music engineer
Paul Rabjohns .... music editor
Simon Rhodes .... music recordist
William Schofield .... musician: cello, The Emperor Quartet
Graeme Stewart .... additional score engineer: Hook End Manor
Graeme Stewart .... additional score mixer: Hook End Manor
Graeme Stewart .... additional score recordist: Hook End Manor
Graeme Stewart .... music mixer
Robert Ziegler .... conductor
Andy Kitchen .... assistant scoring engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Oscar Acosta .... driver
Mark Anderson .... transportation co-captain
Skip Barbay .... driver
Megan Bertrang .... production assistant
Jimmie Bradford .... driver
Ken Catando .... transportation captain: Los Angeles (as Kenneth F. Catando)
Mack Chapman .... driver
Curtis Clark .... transportation captain (as Curtis E. Clark)
Galo Diaz De Tuesta .... driver
Greg Faucett .... transportation coordinator (as Gregory Faucett)
Wayne French .... transportation captain
Gustavo Garcia .... driver
Stan Garner .... train coordinator
David Holt .... driver
Ronnie Jordan .... driver
Donna Kelley .... driver
Xavier Maldonado .... driver
Carlos Monje .... driver
Joel Morton .... driver
Randy Pritchett .... driver (as Randal S. Pritchett)
Bill M. Puluti .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles (as Bill Puluti)
Frank Serna .... driver
Chuck Shubb .... picture vehicle coordinator: Los Angeles
Bob 'Smitty' Smith .... driver (as Robert 'Smitty' Smith)
James Spriggs .... driver
Robin Stilwell .... driver (as Robin Stillwell)
Nicholas Turpin .... driver
Louie Villalobos .... driver
Jimmy M. Walker .... driver (as Jimmy Walker)
Dave Wood .... picture vehicle mechanic
William Cope .... driver (uncredited)
Anthony Detiege .... transportation (uncredited)
Philip Henderson .... watertruck driver (uncredited)
Reggie Louque .... transportation (uncredited)
Marco Lupi .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Topaz Adizes .... set production assistant
E. Gloria Alvarado .... first assistant accountant
Jon Applebaum .... office production assistant
Marc Arevalo .... production assistant
Roy Burger .... animal wrangler
Robert Caballero .... medic: Los Angeles
John Campuzano .... digital optical coordinator: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Albert Chi .... himself
Austin Christensen .... production assistant
Kevin Collins .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Joel Corry .... intern
Demelza Cronin .... assistant production coordinator
Jose Cruz .... chef's assistant
Gil Dean .... animal wrangler
Emily Fenster .... associate producer: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Joe Fiske .... craft service
Eli Fowler .... office production assistant
Keith Gallina .... medic: Los Angeles
Joe Garibay .... craft service assistant (as Joey Garibay)
Mike Gillespie .... craft service assistant
Christian Gonzalez .... assistant chef (as Christian A. Gonzalez)
Oscar Gonzalez .... chef
David Goodin .... second assistant accountant
Ginger Griffice .... assistant: Mr. Daniel Day-Lewis
Cody Haynes .... animal wrangler
Pablo C. Herrera .... chef's assistant (as Pablo Herrera)
Rick Hicks .... marine coordinator: Los Angeles
Ryan Hintz .... construction accountant
Kenny Howard .... typographer: M&H Type
Dominique Jaramillo .... medic: Los Angeles
Sean Kaczmarek .... accounting clerk
Nathan Kelly .... assistant: Mr. Scott Rudin, Los Angeles
Christian Labarta .... set production assistant
Ladd Lanford .... producer: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Laurel Lary .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
David Little .... livestock coordinator
Tino Martinez .... security guard
Rachel McIntyre .... set production assistant
Conner McKinley .... assistant: Ms. Joanne Sellar
Michael Miller .... second assistant accountant
Roland Andre Miller .... office production assistant: Los Angeles (as R. Andre Miller)
Darwin Mitchell .... livestock coordinator: Los Angeles
Kerr Mitchell .... liaison: Mitchell Ranch
Mary Bell Mitchell .... liaison: Mitchell Ranch
Tom Mitchell .... wrangler foreperson: Los Angeles
Brent Parris .... title coordinator: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Jennifer Pedevilla .... payroll accountant (as Jennifer Hunt)
Kate Poss .... production secretary
James P. Queen .... assistant: Mr. Scott Rudin, Los Angeles (as James Queen)
Karen Ramirez .... travel coordinator
Anna Rane .... script supervisor
Ronnie Reeves .... animal wrangler foreperson
Tara Reimers .... office production assistant
Justin Ritson .... set production assistant
Brett Robinson .... key set production assistant
Benito Romo .... chef's assistant
Jeff 'Buzz' Ross .... snake wrangler
Michael Scheer .... production associate
Charles E. Scott III .... craft service assistant: Los Angeles
Charlie E. Scott Jr. .... craft service: Los Angeles
Corey Sklov .... production associate
Lauren Suarez .... production secretary: Los Angeles
Mary Sunshine .... production accountant
Emily Takehara .... post-production accountant
Raigen Thornton .... medic
Aaron Ali Tichenor .... production associate (as Aaron Tichenor)
Megan Tompkins .... post-production sound accountant
Karen Wacker .... production coordinator
John Burton West .... production coordinator: Los Angeles (as John B. West)
David Williams .... liaison: MacGuire Ranch
Ryan Young .... set production assistant (as Ryan B. Young)
Shawn Zimmerman .... medic
Mimi Zora .... production assistant: Los Angeles
John Arszyla .... medic (uncredited)
Justin Begnaud .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (uncredited)
Daniel Cabeza .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (uncredited)
John Darko .... production assistant (uncredited)
William Doherty .... production assistant (uncredited)
Amy Israel .... production executive (uncredited)
Vicki V. Johnson .... special effects medic (uncredited)
Greg Knapp .... set medic (uncredited)
Graham Kolbeins .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Mancour .... locations consultant (uncredited)
Meg Mathisen .... publicity manager (uncredited)
Amza Moglan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Beth Powder .... assistant clearance coordinator (uncredited)
Noel Davis Poyner .... publicity intern (uncredited)
Julianna Rose .... additional voice (uncredited)
Jason Salzman .... additional assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Jason Seagraves .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (uncredited)
Graham Sonnenberg .... craft service (uncredited)
John Trujillo .... layout board (uncredited)
Michael Tyburski .... production assistant (uncredited)
Catherine Wall .... cutter/filler foreperson (uncredited)
Travis Quentin Young .... adr voice (uncredited)
Alexander Zweig .... assistant: Scott Rudin (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Robert Altman .... dedicatee
Amanda Anderson .... the producers wish to thank
Pearl Minnie Anderson .... with love to (as Pearl)
Richard Anderson .... the producers wish to thank
Gary Bolen .... the producers wish to thank
Bryce Edge .... the producers wish to thank
Jim Farmer .... the producers wish to thank
Francesca .... with love to
Regina Freasier .... the producers wish to thank
Paul Gough .... the producers wish to thank
Mark Graziano .... the producers wish to thank
Richard Grigsby .... the producers wish to thank: Reader Railroad
Bob Hudgins .... the producers wish to thank: The Texas Film Commission
David Lanman .... the producers wish to thank (as Mayor David Lanman of Marfa, TX)
Jose Ludlow .... the producers wish to thank
Betty MacGuire .... the producers wish to thank: The MacGuire Ranch
Sam Rinehart .... the producers wish to thank: Rio Grande Mining Company
Troy Rinehart .... the producers wish to thank: Rio Grande Mining Company
Dale Rittenhouse .... the producers wish to thank
Roman .... with love to
Maya Rudolph .... with love to (as Maya)
Tom Sherak .... the producers wish to thank
Alan Wertheimer .... the producers wish to thank
The Williams Family .... the producers wish to thank
Roy Williams .... the producers wish to thank: Texas Pacifico Transportation Company
Gil Wilson .... the producers wish to thank: Texas Department of Transportation
Brendon Woodtaylor .... the producers wish to thank
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence
Runtime:
158 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Austria:16 | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Czech Republic:15 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-13 | France:Tous publics (with warning) | Germany:12 | Greece:K-13 | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:15A | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R13 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Russia:16+ (video rating) | Singapore:PG | South Africa:16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | Taiwan:R-12 | UK:12A (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating on appeal) | USA:R (certificate #43414)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dillon Freasier (who plays H.W. Plainview, the son of the character played by Daniel Day-Lewis) was not an actor; he was an elementary student near the film's West Texas shooting location. On the radio program "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," Paul Thomas Anderson told Gross that when the production was trying to convince Dillon's mother to allow Dillon to be in the movie, his mother wanted to figure out who Day-Lewis was, so she rented a copy of Gangs of New York (2002) (in which Day-Lewis plays a murderous gang leader nicknamed "The Butcher"). She panicked at the idea of her son spending time with the man she saw in that movie, so the 'There Will Be Blood' casting department rushed to her a copy of The Age of Innocence (1993), in which Day-Lewis plays a civilized and gentle man.See more »
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Anachronisms: 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 »
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Plainview:Now go. Go and play some more, and don't come back.See more »
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Violin Concerto in D Major Op.77:3. Vivace Non TroppoSee more »

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208 out of 280 people found the following review useful.
The Truth Hurts, 15 March 2008
Author: alexkolokotronis from Queens, New York

People did not like this movie for a simple reason: too negative. I can understand that this movie is so depressing in so may ways.

What it shows that Big Fish eats Litte Fish and none of us want to think about that anymore than most of us experience it in our daily life. It shows the battle between the evangelicals and the corporate business man. Or maybe even the battle between evangelicals of today and the non-religious people or atheists of today. Even worse is that this movie shows that religious people, priests are or can be as bad as a corrupt oil man. Maybe why people did not like this movie is because it might have offended them. Especially Paul Dano playing the priest. Both Daniel Day Lewis and Paul Dano are wrong and too extreme on their opinions. People are able to accept this. What people cannot accept is though that these same extremities and same misguided opinions from both characters are very much true in that they are heavily believed still today. Not all Christains are like Paul Dano's character and not all business man are like Daniel Day Lewis's character but many are like them. That is the world we live in.

Now is their any alternative or positive side? The answer is yes and that is H.W. the son of Daniel Plainview(Daniel Day Lewis). He epitomizes hope. He shows that despite being deaf and having a father who uses him as a ploy for better business he can still break free of the chains that he is being tied down by. What separates H.W. from the residents and evangelists of Little Boston? The difference is that he and his father are educated and they are not. That is how Daniel Plainview is able to manipulate and cheat them the Sunday family, even Eli Sunday(Paul Dano) the priest and preacher of Little Boston. From what H.W. sees and experiences he sees that much of what is around him is just wrong. He uses his experience that he had gained as a kid to break free of the corruption and chaos that could have taken over him. That is one aspect of the education I'am talking about: our experiences and understanding of what is happening around us.

Now to get to the technical aspects of There Will Be Blood. It is just truly spectacular in every way. First off the acting was amazing. Daniel Day Lewis gave arguably the best performance of his career playing Daniel Plaiview or ever since movies began to be made. He freaked me out and probably shocked many people. His thirst for power and money was at such a high level that it made me wonder about what people are really capable of. The deceiving, the greed, the thirst for power and the every man for himself attitude actually looked more real than ever to me. Without Daniel Day Lewis I don't think this movie could have achieved what it has. Paul Dano gave a great performance as Eli Sunday though people tend to disagree. I think he gave a great portrayal of an extremist evangelical priest of how he himself had his own thirst for power and how he was more blasphemous then respectful and gracious to god then how you would expect a priest to be. How could people not be shocked by these two characters, I was myself.

Why was the music for this movie not liked. I thought this was among the top five musical scores I have ever heard. The music perfectly gave you the feeling of the corruption and deception setting into the movie. It perfectly intertwined with the rest of the movie as the movie itself was ever growingly becoming more and more chaotic and surreal. Probably too shocking though.

Paul Thomas Anderson I believe gave the best directing job of the year. He was able to show the oil fields and its processes, the rise of an oil man, the way everyone can be bought even a priest and the hope that H.W. represented. This movie was never boring and it was as stunning of a directing job as Daniel Day Lewis gave as a performance for his role in this movie. The intensity of this movie was as high as a movie could possibly be and some of the credit for this has to go to the director. The cinematography and the music seemed to intertwine perfectly like the rest of the movie. It gave the sense of the time period and as said before the greed, deception, etc. The cinematography did not just give you a negative feeling but a feeling as if what you are watching is real.

You should not like this movie just because of the great technical achievements as you should not for any movie but for what it says and how it says it. I'm not even sure if you should enjoy this movie in general but you should not be blinded by your opinions. I applaud you whoever out there who can somewhat understand this movie and get past the lying and deceiving we do to ourselves. This movie really shows the humanity of human beings. Why is this rated-R?It has so many intense scenes that if you get inside this movie it is truly haunting. Now maybe this movie was too powerful for many people, it was probably even shocking for realists. Maybe though its not that surprising that so many people don't like this movie because the truth hurts. Not the truth about corruption or about people but the truth about ourselves.

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