American Rhetoric: Movie Speech

"There Will Be Blood" (2007)

 

Daniel Plainview Confesses His Sins and Is Baptized at the Church of the Third Revelation

Audio mp3 delivered by Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano

Eli Sunday: Is there a sinner here looking for God?

Daniel Plainview: Yes.

Eli Sunday: Thank you for coming, brother Daniel.

Daniel Plainview: Thanks, Eli.

Eli Sunday: We have a sinner with use here who wishes for salvation. Daniel, are you a sinner?

Daniel Plainview: Yes.

Eli Sunday: Oh, the Lord can't hear you Daniel. Say it to Him. Go ahead and speak to Him. It's alright.

Daniel Plainview: Yes --

Eli Sunday: Down on your knees and do it.

[Plainview complies]

Eli Sunday: Look up to the sky and say it.

Daniel Plainview: What do you want me to say?

  Eli Sunday: Oh, Daniel, you've come here and you've brought good and wealth, but you have also brought your bad habits as a backslider. You've lusted after women and you have abandoned your child -- your child, that you raised. You have abandoned all because he was sick and you have sinned. So, say it now: "I am a sinner."

Daniel Plainview: I am a sinner.

Eli Sunday: Say it louder: "I am a sinner."

Daniel Plainview: [a bit louder] I am a sinner.

Eli Sunday: Louder Daniel -- I am a sinner!

Daniel Plainview: [a bit louder still] I am a sinner.

Eli Sunday: I am sorry, Lord.

Daniel Plainview: "I am sorry, Lord."

Eli Sunday: I want the blood.

Daniel Plainview: "I want the blood."

Eli Sunday: You have abandoned your child.

Daniel Plainview: "I have abandoned my child."

Eli Sunday: I will never backslide.

Daniel Plainview: "I will never backslide."

Eli Sunday: I was lost, but now I am found.

Daniel Plainview: "I was lost, but now I'm found."

Eli Sunday: I have abandoned my child.

Eli Sunday: Say it. Say it....

Daniel Plainview: "I've abandoned my child. "

Eli Sunday: Say it louder. Say it louder!

Daniel Plainview: I'VE ABANDONED MY CHILD!!

I'VE ABANDONED MY CHILD!!

I'VE ABANDONED MY BOY!!

Eli Sunday: Beg for the blood!

Daniel Plainview: Just give me the blood, Eli. Let me get out of here. Give me the blood, Lord, and let me get away! 

Eli Sunday: Do you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?!

Daniel Plainview: Yes, I do.

Eli Sunday: Get out here devil!! [Strikes Plainview across the face]

Daniel Plainview: Can't feel that, Eli.

Eli Sunday: Get out, devil! Out, sin!

Daniel Plainview: Let me feel the power of the Lord, Eli!

Eli Sunday: Do you accept the Church of the Third Revelation as your spiritual guide?

Daniel Plainview: Yes, I do.

Eli Sunday: [Repeatedly striking Plainview in the face] Get out of here! Get out of here! Get out...!!!

Eli Sunday: [as he is being struck] Where is your Lord, Eli? Let me feel Him! Where is He? Where is He? There He is! Oh, there He is!

Eli Sunday: Do you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior?

Daniel Plainview: Yes, I do.

[Eli Sunday baptizes Daniel Plainview]

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