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DRW Cut From the Same Cloth is the first scoop available in Dead Rising, Otis calls about this scoop at 2pm. It takes place in Paradise Plaza on the first day. Another photographer has made his way to Willamette, and reckons his skill with a camera far outstrips Frank's experience.

Missed scoop callsEdit

Like all scoops, Frank cannot be in the plaza/location where the scoop will take place to receive a call from Otis. So, in this case, to receive the Scoop call from Otis Frank cannot be in Paradise Plaza, were Cut From The Same Cloth takes place. If Frank is in Paradise Plaza at 2pm, when the scoop begins, he will not receive a call from Otis until he leaves the plaza. If he stays in Paradise Plaza for too long, Otis will never call Frank, and Frank will lose the scoop.

Guide ArrowEdit

Set a Guide Arrow for Colombian Roastmasters (P202), which is where Frank finds fellow photographer, Kent Swanson.[1]


Further information: Photo Op

Speak with Kent. Although he is arrogant, Kent actually provides a solid tutorial for taking pictures.[1]

First photo
Prestige points icon Prestige Points
Must be at least 500 points
Take a picture of Kent taking a picture of Frank
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Take a picture of Kent taking a picture of Frank

Kent first wants Frank to shoot a picture of him taking a picture of Frank. Frank must snap a picture worth Prestige points icon 500 Prestige Points on more. Make sure Kent is centered and zoomed in so that he is in the frame and snap a photo as soon as he crouches to take a photo of Frank.

Second photo
Prestige points icon Prestige Points
Must be at least 700 points
Take a picture of Kent in his signature pose.[2]
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Take a picture of Kent doing his signature pose

Kent wants Frank to take a picture of him in his signature pose. Frank needs to get Prestige points icon 700 Prestige Points or higher. Wait for Kent to snap a photo; as he pumps his fist right afterward. Shoot a picture just as he pumps his fist to achieve your goal. You may have to chase Kent down to get this photo.

Photo Challenge scoop

After these two photos are taken, a cutscene appears, and a new Scoop, Photo Challenge, becomes available. To complete this the Photo Challenge scoop, Frank must take the required pictures and return to Colombian Roastmasters (P202) at noon on the 20th.

New scoop introduced cutscene Edit

Kent reviews Frank's photos cutscene
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Kent paces around Frank and looks at Frank's camera.

Kent Swanson: Hmmm...well it's in focus, and the composition's okay I suppose... Uh-huh. That ain't half bad! Okay, here comes the next one Frankie. But first, feast your eyes on my work.

Kent: Now this is my most emotionally moving shot.

Kent holds up the back of his camera and shows Frank an image of two people hugging

Kent: This is my sexiest shot.

Kent shows Frank a picture of a woman kneeling in lingerie.

Kent: Uh-huh, uh-huh, okay, okay... This is my most violent shot. Check it out...

Frank pushes away the camera when Kent shows a picture with a splattered zombie's head.

Kent: Okay, Here's the deal Frankie. You've got to go out there and take even better pics than the ones I showed you today! You think you can handle that huh?

Frank West: Yeah.[3]

Running kick photoEdit

Prestige points icon Prestige Points
Kent performing a running kick
Take a picture of Kent kicking a zombie
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If Frank is quick enough, he can snap a picture of Kent Swanson executing a running kick against the zombies. Keep the camera viewfinder focused on him, watch for the Prestige points icon Prestige Point icon to appear over his head and quickly take the picture for prestige points.[1]

Continue to the next article in the walk through, Case 1-2: Backup for Brad.


  • It is possible to get the Self Defense Achievement by killing Kent, even when Frank was just supposed to take pictures during Cut From the Same Cloth or Photo Challenge, as he still counts as a psychopath.
  • If Frank does not complete this scoop, he will not be given the Photo Challenge and Photographer's Pride scoops and will never have the opportunity to save Tad Hawthorne from Kent Swanson.
  • When Frank activates this scoop the screen will go dark. Unlike other scoops that expire, Frank then has at least until day two to complete this scoop. Kent will remain in Paradise Plaza, waiting for his two pictures.
  • The scoop must be completed by 8pm. If Frank is in the middle of talking to or photographing Kent at 8 pm, the cinematic for Photo Challenge where Frank shows him a photograph that is not good enough will play and Kent will disappear.
  • Visual Walkthroughs states that Kent Swanson is "completely annoying, and you'll want to kill him as a Psychopath on the 21st anyway."[4]
  • Unlike other scoops, the moment Frank locates Kent the scoop is removed from the Scoop Cue and Kent will not start to lose life if Frank leaves the area.
  • If Frank attacks Kent instead of talking to him, a shorter dialogue is used.
  • Failure to complete this scoop will make it impossible for Frank to rescue Tad Hawthorne.
  • If Frank runs from Kent, Kent will say in text form:
Dead rising cut from the same cloth comments

"Time to cut loose and run, huh? That's real professional of you!"

Dead rising cut from the same cloth comments (2)

"Don't touch me! I'm a pacifist! You tryin' to kill me or somethin'!?

Dead rising cut from the same cloth comments (3)

"Dammit, What's wrong with you!? Dick!

Dead rising cut from the same cloth comments (4)

"Wrong, wrong, wrong! Take a picture, dammit!

Dead rising cut from the same cloth comments (5)

"Don't go! I get bored all by my lonesome!"

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"Take a picture, man! Don't you even know how?"


  • "Hey, not over there!"
  • Audibly Kent will say "wait up"


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  1. a b c Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 41
  2. Dead Rising Walkthrough,, (February, 25, 2007).
  3. Dead Rising: Game Script,, (January 5, 2009).
  4. Mike, Dead Rising Walkthrough Case 1, Visual Walkthroughs, (November 26, 2006).

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