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The Daily Movie Quote: There Will Be Blood

Updated on October 19, 2010
Paul Dano and Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood
Paul Dano and Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood

"Drainage! Drainage, Eli! Drained dry, you boy! If you have a milkshake and I have a milkshake and I have a straw and my straw reaches across the room and starts to drink your milkshake. I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!" - Daniel Plainview, There Will Be Blood (2007)

Miramax Films, rated R, 158 minutes.

Directed By: Paul Thomas Anderson

Cast:

Daniel Day Lewis - Daniel Plainview

Paul Dano - Eli Sunday / Paul Sunday

David Willis - Abel Sunday

Dillon Freasier - Young H.W. Plainview

David Warshofsky - H.M. Tilford

Kevin J. O'Connor - Henry Banks

Domestic Box Office Gross: $40,222,514

Synopsis: A greedy oil-man moves in on a small town and the Sunday family property. Tensions with Eli Sunday, the local pastor, escalate and we see what people will do to get and keep money.

Fact: New Mexico Republican Senator Albert Fall was the origin of the "I drink your milkshake" quote. He used that analogy when testifying before congress during the 1920's Teapot Dome scandal.

Trivia: Director Paul Thomas Anderson used The Treasure of the Sierra Madre as inspiration. He watched it every night during the filming of There Will Be Blood.

Movie Mistake: Daniel Plainview's boot has a waffle sole which wasn't invented until the mid 70's.

My Take: I walked out of There Will Be Blood thinking that Daniel Day Lewis is the greatest actor to ever grace the screen. Wow! What a performance. I was also equally impressed how Paul Dano rose to the occasion because he could have very easily been left behind. Great movie, one of my favorites that year.

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      Andy Webb 6 years ago

      I have to say Daniel Day Lewis is phenomenal in this and it is his intelligent performance and character creation which makes it work so well. One of the best movies of the last few years.

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      Skaditch 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      I have to agree with you.

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