Interview With Sean Patrick Flanery About Sinners And Saints

Officially Plugged In’s Sean Patrick Flanery (Powder, Young Indiana Jones) is a “SINNER” in the “Sinners And Saints” movie where Sean takes on the role of COLIN O’NEIL, the deeply troubled friend and Ex-Army Brother in Arms, of Detective SEAN REILLY.

Synopsis of Sinners And Saints: In lawless storm ravaged New Orleans, beleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and the abandonment of his wife. Facing a probable suspension from the department, Riley is teamed with a young homicide Detective, Will Ganz, to help solve a series of brutal murders that have plunged the city into a major gang war. The two quickly realize there is something far more sinister going on than either could have ever imagined.

Check out the trailer for this film below and then read the interview with Sean Patrick Flanery w/ details about the World Premiere on June 30th…

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~Mireille aka @MireilleM (Twitter) asks: Sean, in previous interviews you’ve mentioned that you choose roles based on material. I’ve watched the trailer for ‘Sinners and Saints’ & it looks like a really solid film. How much of the script did you read before you “just knew” you wanted to be a part of this film?

Sean: Shut up, Mireille..!!!! …just kidding. I read the whole thing. Then, Wendy sent me a copy of “Prodigy” (Will’s last film) and I was in. Plus, Bas Rutten is in it..!!! Plus, it shot in New Orleans..!!!

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~Megan aka @IrishMaiden23 (Twitter) asks: It says on the film’s website that “each man must confront their darkest fears.” Do you have a deep dark fear, and will you share it with us?

Sean: He’s (as my grandaddy used to call them) a drug uh-dict. Pretty deep.

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~ Mandy aka @mandy302 (Twitter) asks: You were born in Louisana, do you go back and visit much? Is there anything special you miss about it? What was it like going back there after Katrina?

Sean: Pretty depressing, actually. The population is about 1/4 of what it was.

~Mandy: Did Donut enjoy the beignets?

Sean: Donut enjoys…PERIOD.

~Mandy: Did your friend Devlin DuBois make an appearance? I think him and NOLA especially during Mardi Gras may be trouble.

Sean: There were rumors and sightings, but I never saw him. The female concierge at the hotel was going on about him while I was checking in though.

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~ Caitlin aka @CaitlinTake2 (Twitter) asks: “In Sinners and Saints you play Colin who appears to be a bit of a departure from characters that you have played in the past. What drew you to that role in particular?”

Sean: The script as a whole, the character, the location, the director etc. He’s a pretty dark character, so there was something to play with.

Caitlin: “Why should people go see Sinners and Saints?”

Sean: Because Carrot Top isn’t in it. Really.. because it’s a good actiony thriller-rock ’em sock ’em shoot up..!!! Holler..!!!

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~ Riley aka @Tardis_chick (Twitter) asks: Sean, I loved you in both of the BDS movies, in “30 Days until I’m Famous”, “Simply Irresistible” and “The Insatiable”. You are my favorite actor and I think you’re extremely talented!! 🙂 Anyway I was wondering what your favorite moment was while you were making “Sinners & Saints”. Thank you!

Sean: When my momma came up and visited me while shooting..!!!!

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~ Crash aka @CrashDisaster (Twitter) asks: Since you played a recently returned home war vet, was it difficult to get out of that mindset when you left the set and did you get advice and help from any vets to help you in fleshing out your part?

Sean: I tend to do all my research for film in between the title page and fade out. If you can’t leave it on set and be pleasant to work with, then you need to do more homework.

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~ Monica aka @Trihaly (Twitter) asks: I read on the website that several of the actors involved in Sinners and Saints are also into martial arts. How was it working on a set with people sharing that same passion outside of acting? Did you train with them? Exchange tips?

Sean: I did. I trained at NOLA BJJ while I was there. Great place and great guys.

Monica: Was that knowledge very important for this film or was it a coincidence? And how much was this knowledge of martial arts challenged by the movie?

Sean: It helps in making believable fight scenes when all parties know how to fight.

Monica: Once again, you find yourself part of an almost all-male cast. Was it as much fun to shoot as BDS or did the serious tone of the movie impact on the set atmosphere as well?

Sean: NOTHING is as much fun to shoot as BDS. Having said that, it was up there on the fun meter.

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~ Alison @cranialspasm (Twitter) asks: Hi Sean! *insert ass kissing compliment here*  You’ve participated in several films where the writer is also directing. Do you find the experience more informative than working with a director that hadn’t? Which do you prefer?

Sean: It’s actually random. Just because someone wrote the script doesn’t always mean they are a good, or the best director for it. In this case, Will was and is a great director. Very good.

WORLD PREMIERE ON JUNE 30th, 2010 w/ 100% of proceeds going to charity! …

Sinners And Saints movie premiere is expected to have a full celebrity cast in attendance.  Tickets are being sold to this star-studded event to benefit Common Ground Relief (A Non-Profit organization focused on rebuilding post-Katrina New Orleans and surrounding areas).  The premiere will be held at Arclight Hollywood Cinema in Los Angeles, on June 30, 2010.

Some of the cast members expected to attend include: Johnny Strong, Tom Berenger, Sean Patrick Flanery, Kevin Phillips, Costas Mandylor, Kim Coates, Method Man, Jurgen Prochnow, Jolene Blalock, Louis Mandylor, Brooklyn Sudano, Baz Rutten and many more…

ALL of The film’s stars will be in attendance for this world premier event! Go to: for details.

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