You gotta feel bad for that poor kid, H.W. (Dillon Freasier). First his dad dies in a drilling accident and then he gets adopted by his dad’s boss, the crazy S.O.B., Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis). A harsh, alcoholic, egomaniac, bully, Plainview gets on everyone’s bad side and even murder’s to boot. Later in life, Plainview mocks H.W’s hearing loss and revels in revealing how the kid came to be in his custody. That H.W. gets out alive is a miracle itself.