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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.
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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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 99 wins & 74 nominations See more »
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Cast

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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)
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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
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
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: Los Angeles
Jeff Habberstad .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Keith Alexander .... propmaker
Steve Allen .... propmaker foreperson
Richard 'Frog' Bain .... propmaker
Craig Baron .... property assistant
Brad Blei .... set dresser
Glen Bohls .... laborer
Mark 'Finn' Borg .... welder
Lewis Bowen .... paint foreperson
David Bringas .... propmaker supervisor
Robert Brown .... propmaker
Ryan Bust .... stand-by greens
Marco A. Campos .... propmaker supervisor (as Marco Campos)
Bridget Cardenas .... stand-by painter: Los Angeles
Raul Carrera .... greens
Michael Casey .... set dresser: Los Angeles (as Michael P. Casey)
Dirk Clark .... propmaker
Darrin Clubb .... foreman
Jack Colmenero .... set dresser
Ronald Cox .... propmaker supervisor
Laurence B. Davis .... propmaker
Ruth De Jong .... art department 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 .... art department production assistant
Billy Guerrero .... painter (as Billy Guerro)
Archie Hankins .... carpenter
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)
Peter Jameson .... construction mill foreman
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
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)
John W. Morgan .... scenic painter
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 .... stand-by 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
Raul V. Carrera .... greens foreman (uncredited)
Michael Goss .... labor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Babcock .... additional sound supervisor
Christopher Barnett .... assistant re-recording mixer
Chris Barron .... digital transferer (as Christopher Barron)
Andrew Bock .... assistant sound
John Countryman .... digital transferer
Kelly Doran .... utility sound technician
Coya Elliott .... first assistant sound editor
Jonathan Greber .... digital transferer
J.R. Grubbs .... sound effects editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
David L. Horton Jr. .... foley editor (as David Horton Jr.)
Bryan Jerden .... sound effects editor
Tom Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Matt Kent .... sound recordist
Richard King .... sound consultant
Vanessa Lapato .... dialogue editor
Zach Martin .... sound recordist
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Timothy Nielsen .... sound effects editor
Juan Peralta .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Juan Peralta .... sound mixing technician
Eric Potter .... sound effects recording
John Pritchett .... sound mixer
David M. Roberts .... boom operator
Ronald G. Roumas .... recordist
Jeff Sawyer .... sound effects editor
Christopher Scarabosio .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Scarabosio .... sound designer
Michael Semanick .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Clint Smith .... sound recordist
Bruce Tanis .... foley editor
Rachael Tate .... adr recordist
Hugo Weng .... dialogue editor
Matthew Wood .... supervising sound editor
Christopher Flick .... foley editor (uncredited)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Hamilton Sterling .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Blitstein .... special effects set foreman
Steve Cremin .... special effects coordinator
Christian Eubank .... special effects technician (as Christian F. Eubank)
Jay King .... special effects technician (as Jay B. King)
William D. Lee .... special effects foreman (as William Lee)
Lee McConnell .... special effects rigging foreman (as Lee Alan McConnell)
Brandon K. McLaughlin .... special effects technician (as Brandon McLaughlin)
Glenn Thomas .... special effects technician
Dennis Yeager II .... special effects technician
Douglas D. Ziegler .... special effects technician (as Douglas Ziegler)
 
Visual Effects by
Joy Carmeci .... visual effects producer: ILM (as Joy Carmecy)
Mark Casey .... digital effects artist
John G. Chalfant .... CG support
Grady Cofer .... visual effects supervisor: ILM
Amit Dhawal .... digital artist: Digital Backlot
Christina Graff .... visual effects producer
Paul Graff .... visual effects supervisor
Susan Greenhow .... visual effects producer
Sarah Brooke Grossmann .... compositor: Digital Backlot (as Sarah Grossman)
Elizabeth Hirsch .... visual effects production manager: Digital Backlot
Michael Honrada .... digital effects artist
Ian Hunter .... visual effects supervisor
Llyr Tobias Johansen .... production assistant
Sam Khorshid .... lead cgi artist: Digital Backlot (as Samir Khorshid)
Erin D. O'Connor .... visual effects coordinator: ILM (as Erin O'Connor)
Ari Sachter-Zeltzer .... 3D artist: Digital Backlot
David Sanger .... visual effects producer
Gregory S. Scribner .... compositor: Digital Backlot
Robert Stromberg .... visual effects designer
Chad Taylor .... digital artist
David Washburn .... digital artist: ILM
Adam Watkins .... computer graphics supervisor: Digital Backlot
 
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 Lane .... stunt performer
Frank Lloyd .... stunt performer
Jake Lombard .... stunt rigging coordinator
Mark Munoz .... stunt performer
Kai Nuuhiwa .... stunts
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 .... Steadicam operator
Colin Anderson .... camera operator
Justin Babin .... grip
Robby Baumgartner .... chief lighting technician
Richard Boyle .... key rigging grip: Los Angeles (as Richard J. Boyle)
Mark Carlile .... lighting technician
John F. Cassidy .... rigging grip: Los Angeles
Scott Cremeens .... rigging crew
Charles Crivier .... grip
Christopher Crivier .... best boy grip (as Chris Crivier)
Eric Cunningham .... electrician
John Darko .... additional photography by
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
Joe Hill .... grip
Amy Hoffecker .... additional electrician: Los Angeles
Barry Idoine .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Nate Johnson .... electrician: Los Angeles
Michael Kelly .... electrician
Curtis King .... rigging electric: Los Angeles
Tucker Korte .... assistant camera
Jeff Kunkel .... dolly grip (as Jeffrey Sherman Kunkel)
Thomas D. Lairson Jr. .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Nick Lancaster .... rigging grip
Brian Lukas .... rigging gaffer: Los Angeles (as Brian R. Lukas)
Mark Manthey .... rigging gaffer
Niles McElroy .... electrician: Los Angeles
Chris Milani .... best boy electric
Amza Moglan .... additional camera production assistant
Edward A. Navarro .... grip
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
Michael Pinkey .... additional camera operator
Alan Platz .... rigging grip: Los Angeles
David Presley .... video assist
Brandon Roberts .... electrician
Samantha Ryan .... camera production assistant: Los Angeles
John Savedra .... lighting technician
Scott Sprague .... electrician
Larissa Supplitt .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
James 'Biff' Thomsen .... electrician: Los Angeles
Aaron Ali Tichenor .... camera 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 .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Heather Page .... camera operator: "c" camera (uncredited)
R. Gern Trowbridge .... lighting console programmer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sande Alessi .... extras casting
Kristan Berona .... extras casting
Toni Cobb Brock .... location casting
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Sally Allen .... location casting associate (uncredited)
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 .... costume intern
Brad Holtzman .... on-set costumer
Kathy Kiatta .... key costumer (as Kathleen Kiatta)
Elspeth Lauder Mickel .... seamstress (as Elspeth Lauder)
Natasha Paczkowski .... costume manufacturing foreperson
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
 
Editorial Department
Kenny Becker .... color timer
John Campuzano .... digital opticals coordinator
Gregg Garvin .... colorist
Paula Greatbatch .... first assistant editor: film (as Paula Suhy)
Peter McNulty .... additional editor
Heather Mullen .... dailies assistant editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson-Fraser)
Tatiana S. Riegel .... second editor
Brendan Walsh .... second assistant editor
Lonnie A. Mathes .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Tristan Mathews .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Fiona Bonds .... musician: viola
Martin Burgess .... musician: violin
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Caroline Dale .... musician: cello
Michael Dussek .... musician: piano
Clare Hayes .... musician: violin
Lewis Jones .... assistant music engineer
Andy Kitchen .... assistant scoring engineer
Paul Rabjohns .... music editor
Simon Rhodes .... score recordist
William Schofield .... musician: cello
Graeme Stewart .... music engineer: additional score
Graeme Stewart .... score mixer: additional score
Graeme Stewart .... score recordist: additional score
Rudolf Werthen .... conductor
Robert Ziegler .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Oscar Acosta .... driver
Mark Anderson .... transportation co-captain
Skip Barbay .... driver
Jimmie Bradford .... driver
Ken Catando .... transportation captain: Los Angeles (as Kenneth F. Catando)
Mack Chapman .... driver
Curtis Clark .... transportation captain (as Curtis E. Clark)
Anthony Detiege .... transportation
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
Marco Lupi .... 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)
Philip Henderson .... watertruck driver (uncredited)
Reggie Louque .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Topaz Adizes .... set production assistant
Tom Ajar .... projectionist
Jon Applebaum .... production assistant
John Arszyla .... medic
Lori A. Balton .... location scout: Los Angeles
Megan Bertrang .... production assistant
Roy Burger .... animal wrangler
Robert Caballero .... medic: Los Angeles
Daniel Cabeza .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Albert Chi .... assistant: Mr. Anderson
Austin Christensen .... location assistant
S. Todd Christensen .... location manager
Kevin Collins .... production assistant
Joel Corry .... intern
Demelza Cronin .... assistant production coordinator
John Darko .... production assistant
Ruth De Jong .... production assistant
Gil Dean .... animal wrangler
William Doherty .... production assistant
Emily Fenster .... associate title producer
Eli Fowler .... production assistant
Keith Gallina .... medic: Los Angeles
David Goodin .... second assistant accountant
Ginger Griffice .... assistant: Mr. Day-Lewis
Cody Haynes .... animal wrangler
Rick Hicks .... marine coordinator: Los Angeles
Ryan Hintz .... construction accountant
Amy Israel .... production executive
Dominique Jaramillo .... medic: Los Angeles
Vicki V. Johnson .... special effects medic
Sean Kaczmarek .... accounting clerk
Nathan Kelly .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Greg Knapp .... set medic
Graham Kolbeins .... production assistant
Joshua Krilov .... production assistant
Christian Labarta .... set production assistant
Mike Lane .... client services
Ladd Lanford .... title producer
David Little .... livestock coordinator
Sally M. Martin .... production assistant
Meg Mathisen .... publicity manager
Rachel McIntyre .... production assistant
Conner McKinley .... assistant: Ms. Sellar
Michael Miller .... second assistant accountant
R. Andre Miller .... office production assistant: Los Angeles
Darwin Mitchell .... livestock coordinator: Los Angeles
Tom Mitchell .... wrangler foreperson: Los Angeles
Amza Moglan .... production assistant
Anthony Murphy .... stand-in: Daniel Day-Lewis, Texas
Brent Parris .... title coordinator
Jennifer Pedevilla .... payroll accountant (as Jennifer Hunt)
Kate Poss .... production secretary
Beth Powder .... assistant clearance coordinator
James P. Queen .... assistant: Mr. Rudin, Los Angeles (as James Queen)
Karen Ramirez .... travel coordinator
Anna Rane .... script supervisor
Bonnie Reeves .... animal wrangler foreperson
Ronnie Reeves .... animal wrangler foreman
Tara Reimers .... production assistant
Taylor Rierden .... production assistant
Larry Ring .... location manager: Los Angeles
Justin Ritson .... production assistant
Brett Robinson .... key set staff assistant
Julianna Rose .... additional voice
Jeff 'Buzz' Ross .... snake wrangler
Jason Salzman .... additional assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles
Charles E. Scott III .... craft service assistant: Los Angeles
Jason Seagraves .... assistant to Mr. Rudin
Corey Sklov .... production associate
Jim Small .... assistant location manager
Graham Sonnenberg .... craft service
Lauren Suarez .... production secretary: Los Angeles
Mary Sunshine .... key production accountant
George D. Thomas .... assistant location manager
Raigen Thornton .... key paramedic
Jacob M. Torres .... assistant location manager: Los Angeles
John Trujillo .... layout board
Karen Wacker .... production coordinator
Catherine Wall .... cutter/filler foreperson
John Burton West .... production coordinator: Los Angeles (as John B. West)
Ryan Young .... production assistant
Travis Quentin Young .... adr voice
Mimi Zora .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Justin Begnaud .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (uncredited)
Noel Davis Poyner .... publicity intern (uncredited)
Alexander Zweig .... assistant to Scott Rudin (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Robert Altman .... dedicatee
Gary Bolen .... thanks
Mark Graziano .... special thanks
Richard Grigsby .... thanks
David Lanman .... thanks (as Mayor David Lanman of Marfa TX)
Betty MacGuire .... thanks
Sam Rinehart .... thanks
Troy Rinehart .... thanks
Dale Rittenhouse .... thanks
Tom Sherak .... thanks
Roy Williams .... thanks
Gil Wilson .... thanks
Brendon Woodtaylor .... thanks
 

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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:U (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) | Singapore:PG | South Africa:16LV | 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:
Daniel Day-Lewis improvised the speech he gives to the citizens of Little Boston, about building schools, bringing bread to the town, etc. Paul Thomas Anderson says of this, "It was delicious. It was Plainview on a platter."See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: After H.W. starts the ceremonial first drilling of the new well, the "walking arm" of this cable-tool rig begins to plunge the bit up and down. The walking arm of a cable-tool rig cannot be used to start a well, as the rigid "tool string" can be forty feet long or more and the derrick tower must be used to drive the bit for about the first sixty feet. Only then can the walking arm be mated to the tool string's cable to continue the bore.See more »
Quotes:
Eli Sunday:When do we get our money, Daniel?
[Daniel slaps Eli across the face]
Plainview:[continuing to slap Eli] Aren't you a healer and a vessel for the holy spirit? When are you coming over and make my son hear again? Can't you do that?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.143" (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
There Is Power in the BloodSee more »

FAQ

Why does Daniel cover his face with the napkin in the restaurant?
What is the piece of classical music which is played during the dedication of the Little Boston oil derrick and during the ending credits, and where can I find a recording of it?
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149 out of 206 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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