There Will Be Blood (2007)

When Daniel Plainview - a ruthless oil prospector - learns of oil-rich land in California that can be bought cheaply, he moves his operation there and begins manipulating and exploiting the local landowners into selling him their property. Using his young adopted son H.W. to project the image of a caring family man, Plainview gains the cooperation of almost all the locals with lofty promises to build schools and cultivate the land to make their community flourish. Over time, Plainview's gradual accumulation of wealth and power causes his true self to surface, and he begins to slowly alienate himself from everyone in his life.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 91% / Audience 86%

8/10

Rated R 2 hr 38 mins

GENRES
Drama
DIRECTION
Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST
Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Paul Dano  •  Dillon Freasier  •  Ciarán Hinds

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Plainview
Paul Dano Paul Sunday / Eli Sunday
Dillon Freasier H. W.
Ciarán Hinds Fletcher
Kevin J. O'Connor Henry
Hope Elizabeth Reeves Elizabeth
Colleen Foy Mary Sunday
Barry Del Sherman H. B. Ailman
David Willis Abel Sunday
Hans Howes Mr. Bandy
Sydney McCallister Mary Sunday (Young)
Paul F. Tompkins Prescott