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A down-and-out silver miner raising a son, self-made oilman Daniel Plainview has a voracious appetite for oil and it turns him into a California tycoon in the early years of the 20th century. Getting the oil from the ground is an intensely physical process that later broadens into Plainview's equally indomitable urge to control land and power. Along the way, Plainview deals with a mighty derrick fire, a visit from a long-lost brother, the ongoing involvement of Plainview's poker-faced adoptive son, and Plainview's rivalry with Eli Sunday, the local preacher.
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Details & Subjects
Additional Authors :
- Day-Lewis, Daniel.
- Anderson, Paul Thomas.
- Lupi, Daniel.
- Sellar, Joanne.
- O'Connor, Kevin J., 1964-
- Hinds, Ciaran.
- Freasier, Dillon.
- Del Sherman, Barry.
- Tompkins, Paul F.
- Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. Oil.
Target Audience/Rating :
- MPAA rating: R; for some violence.
Edition Statement :
Publication, Distribution, etc. :
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 
Physical Description :
1 videodisc (158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Based on the novel "Oil" by Upton Sinclair.