January 11, 2008
Oil man Daniel Plainview is a charismatic businessman who travels the country with his deaf son trying to convince people to sell their land to him so he can put in oil wells. He is a charlatan who often takes advantage of those around him, but he rarely sticks around in one place long enough for that to catch up to him. His fortunes begin to change when he crosses paths with a fiery young preacher named Eli Sunday. Eli initially admires Daniel, but he slowly turns against him over the course of his stay in town, and Daniel must decide what he is willing to give up in order to stay on top of the business upon which he has built his entire life.