R | | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2006 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.
How much are we gonna pay them?
Plainview: Who's that?
H.W. Plainview: Sunday family.
Plainview: Well, I'm not gonna give them oil prices. I'll give them quail prices.
The climactic sequence takes place in 1927 according to the onscreen title. When the preacher refers to not being informed of the recent economic downturn by God, he is referring to the Crash of October 1929.
There are no opening credits, except for the title
English, American Sign Language
$190,739 30 December 2007