A sprawling epic of family, faith, power and oil, writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s (The Master, Magnolia, Boogie Nights) drama is set on the incendiary frontier of California's turn-of-the-century petroleum boom. When Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis, Academy Award winner for Best Actor) gets a mysterious tip-off that there's a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads there with his son H.W. (Dillon Freasier). In this hardscrabble town, where the main excitement centers around the church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), they make their lucky strike. But even as the well raises all of their fortunes, nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate and every human value—love, hope, community, belief, ambition and even the bond between father and son—is imperiled by corruption, deception and the flow of oil.